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PERIOD ROOMS IN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS: History & context with Alison Inglis

Tuesday 30 Mar 2010, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

The lecture will examine the phenomenon of the ‘period room’ in Australian museums and its hey-day in the early twentieth century.

Parallel developments in museum display in Europe and America will also be identified and the context for this exhibition practice – with its combination of fine art, decorative art and architectural design – explored through a series of case studies.

Alison Inglis is an internationally recognised specialist in British 19th century art. With a research interest in Australian art museums and the history of collecting and display in this country. She is currently researching a book on the circulation of works of art around the British Empire between 1850 –1950.

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