The Heritage Collection – An introduction to the history of the BMI Heritage listed collection, its origins, preservation and future, including an examination of some of the most valuable collection items.
The Ballarat Courier – sit down with the team as they read the paper that continues to tell the story of Ballarat. The BMI houses hard copies of this local icon dating back to its inception; what might you discover as you turn the pages of history?
Up close and personal with Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller – He was appointed government botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Come along and learn about the man, discover the magic of his plant specimen folios and why the BMI Collection contains these treasures.
Cataloguing workshop – for workers in the cultural and creative industries and held by AMaGa.
The Artwork of the BMI – a detailed look at the restoration of “The Bonneted Girl” and other needy artworks in the collection.
The Photography of the BMI – The BMI is home to thousands of photographs of Ballarat through the ages. Through the lens of many photographers and collectors the BMI might just have that photograph you are looking for!
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
19 May - 25 May
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350