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A Victorian Silhouette Public Programs

A Victorian Silhouette will feature a program of engaging events.

Opening day and International Museums Day

Bonnet-making demonstration

Date: Friday, 18 May
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Free with Gold Museum entry
Celebrate International Museums Day at the Gold Museum. Watch our bonnet-makers in action as they re-create elegant headwear from the Victorian era.

 

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Date: Saturday, 26 May

A Victorian Silhouette Revealed

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Cost: $15pp (includes Gold Museum and exhibition entry) Book Now!

How does Sovereign Hill achieve the Victorian-era style? Join us for a panel discussion with Sovereign Hill’s Costume Department to find out how they create the ‘Victorian Silhouette’. This is your opportunity to try on a crinoline and experience what it was like to be a Victorian lady!

Bonnet-making Demonstration

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Free with Gold Museum entry
Watch our bonnet-makers in action as they re-create elegant headwear from the Victorian era.

 

Education Week

Date: 21 to 25 May
Time:
9 am to 12 noon
Free with Gold Museum Entry
2018 marks the 200th birthday of celebrated goldfields artist, S T Gill. To celebrate, artist David O’Callaghan will take on the character of S T Gill here at the Gold Museum. As our ‘artist in residence’, David will be sketching and painting within the galleries. His work each morning will include life drawing of a model in Victorian dress. Visitors are welcome to watch David work and have a chat about his materials and methods.

 

Textile Conservation Workshop

Date: Saturday, 4 August
Cost: To be confirmed
Want to know how to look after your precious textile heirlooms? Join our conservation workshop and pick up a few tips to store and care for your historical textiles and clothing.

 

A Stitch in Time Public Lecture

Date: To be confirmed
Cost: To be confirmed
Gain an intimate insight into Australian colonial society through the exquisite pages of a young woman’s cherished needlework specimen book.
Lecture by Laura Jocic, Research Associate at Museums Victoria and independent curator.