Last updated:

August 31, 2018

Researching the State's archival collection can be a rewarding research journey. We offer occasional tours and other events throughout the year to help you navigate archival research and find the records you're looking for. If there are no events scheduled below please check back. 

 

Northside Summer Festival 16-23 Feb 2019

colourful official image for the northside festival Talk
Various locations across North and West Melbourne

We are proud to be part of the Northside Summer Festival - a week celebrating everything unique about North and West Melbourne with a jam packed program including live music, comedy, delicious food, talks and exhibitions including our Moving Melbourne photographic exhibition at the Victorian Archives Centre. Runs from 16 Feb through to 23 Feb 2019.

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Researching the life of a lifesaver: May Cox and the women who came before

newspaper article with photo of May Cox in the centre Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Join Dr Deb Towns and Dr Liz Rushen as they talk about how they researched women in the archives, in this belated International Women's Day event presented by Public Record Office Victoria and the Australian Women's Archive Project. 

Dr Deb Towns will introduce us to swimming and life-saving teacher May Cox (pictured here in the November 1932 Sporting Globe), while Dr Liz Rushen will take us further back in time, letting us in on what the archives reveal about the lives of colonial women of Victoria. Bookings essential.

FREE
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Melbourne’s green spaces: From sci-fi fantasy to future reality

drawn design Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Come to the Victorian Archive Centre during Melbourne Design Week and get up close and personal with original plans and proposals from PROV's collection including nineteenth century designs for Melbourne’s Botanic and Fitzroy Gardens to the overly ambitious submissions for the doomed 1978 Melbourne Landmark Design Competition. Alongside the display, four guest speakers will discuss their visions for the future of Melbourne’s green spaces from the perspective of the public, commercial and non-profit sectors.

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Open House Melbourne

Records on a shelf Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

We are pleased to again host pre-booked tours of the Victorian Archives Centre as part of the Open House Melbourne Weekend. We will open our doors on the Saturday for booked tours only. Keep an eye on the Open House Melbourne website for all you need to know to secure your place. Bookings will open closer to the date. 

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