ANOTHER LOOK | WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence & Collection

1 Feb 2018 – 31 May 2018

ANOTHER LOOK | WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence & Collection will for the first time, present the sumptuous Green Drawing Room as a grand Indian-inspired Durbar room.

After exhausting his sources in England, antique dealer William Johnston turned his sights and travels to India, and especially Calcutta, which became his favourite place to replenish his shop stock.

Of the many significant items Johnston acquired, the Durbar room will include the splendid ‘salon suite’ purchased from the sale of vice-regal furniture from Government House, Calcutta (now known as Raj Bhavan, Kolkata).

A concept to create a sumptuous Indian-inspired ‘Durbar Room’ was proposed when the museum first opened in 1990. This room, which became known as The Green Drawing Room, is a stunning formal reception space in which to display a gentleman’s collection.

ANOTHER LOOK will also re-present the original arrangement of William Johnston’s collection in Fairhall. This tour will continue exploring one of the themes underpinning The Johnston Collection, that ‘Old is New’.

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.