The architectural heritage of Melbourne. Is it still relevant in a modern city?

‘The architectural heritage of Melbourne. Is it still relevant in a modern city?’
with  Professor Harriet Edquist

In Conversation at Readings Carlton: 309 Lygon St , Carlton

Events are free but please book on  9347 6633

Melbourne’s Buildings Discussion Series

Monday 2 July at 6.30 pm

This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the first occupation of the Old Treasury Building
– one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and well-loved landmarks.
To commemorate this important date in the city’s political, social and architectural history,
a major exhibition ‘Gold & Governors: 150 years of the Old Treasury Building’ will be installed
at the site itself. Readings is joining in the celebrations by presenting a series
of talks about the impact of buildings on our collective psyche.

‘The architectural heritage of Melbourne. Is it still relevant in a modern city?’
with  Professor Harriet Edquist

Professor Edquist will discuss the demands of a modern institution such as
the State Library of Victoria as a good example of a building that has kept
up with the times and has managed to meld its heritage with contemporary
demands.  Harriet Edquist is professor of Architectural History in the School of
Architecture and Design at RMIT University. She has published extensively
on Australian architecture, art and design, with a particular focus on the
twentieth century.