The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For over 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage. The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. It co-operates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.
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2021 DICKINSON LECTURE
RECENT ACQUISITIONS FOR THE DECORATIVE ARTS DEPARTMENT AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
Amanda Dunsmore, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts & Antiquites
The Kew Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Dickinson Lecture will be presented by Ms Amanda Dunsmore, of the National Gallery of Victoria. The International Decorative Arts & Antiquities Department collection of the NGV includes Mediterranean and Near Eastern antiquities, British and Continental decorative arts from 1200 to 1980, and North American decorative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The lecture will explore an exciting selection of new additions to the NGV collection including eighteenth-century vases by the Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (above left) to the window designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and Picasso’s ceramics.
Wednesday 13 October, 8pm
Online Lecture via Zoom
Bookings – Eventbrite
Lecture Flyer in PDF format
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