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(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

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Exhibitions

View exhibitions from our collection at the Victorian Archives Centre, Old Treasury Building, online and throughout Victoria
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Transporting Art

Now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre 

Between 1978 and 1993 the Ministry for the Arts initiated the ‘Transporting Art’ project which asked famous Australian artists to paint Melbourne’s iconic W class trams. Thirty-six artists including Lin Onus, Clifton Pugh, Brett Colquhoun, Michael Leunig, Mirka Mora, Jeffrey Makin and Erica McGilchrist and even pop group ‘Mental as Anything’ were involved.

The exhibition Transporting Art now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre gives audiences an opportunity to appreciate the work of some of the artists involved in this innovative project. 

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School Days: Education in Victoria

Now showing at Old Treasury Building

Be transported back to olden school days at Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building.

The School Days: Education in Victoria exhibition features classroom stories, school photographs, old text books, and memorabilia straight from the vaults of the state archives of the Public Record Office Victoria.

Through a range of nostalgic displays be reminded of the days when milk was delivered to every child and being caned was all part of a normal education.

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Bigamy, Theft and Murder: the extraordinary tale of Frederick Bailey Deeming

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Disaster At West Gate

The West Gate Bridge Collapse of 1970
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Eureka on Trial

 

Eureka on Trial

Archives of the Eureka Stockade
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Lucy: a private life revealed through public records

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Ned Kelly

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Tracking the Native Police

Victoria’s Aboriginal police force 1837-1852.

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Water Stories

 

Water Stories


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