Pose: Portraits from the Gold Museum Collection

Step inside Ballarat’s famous photography studios     Ballarat has a rich history of photography. By the early 1890s, the city boasted over a dozen photographic studios capturing the city’s landscape, events and people. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios […]

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Re-Awakening the Dragon

Re-Awakening the Dragon showcases the Gold Museum’s extensive Chinese processional and temple collections. The exhibition will feature Loong, one of Australia’s oldest processional dragons. In 1897, Queen Victoria marked her sixty-year reign over the British Commonwealth, and celebrations were held throughout the colonies on Diamond Jubilee Day on 22 June, 1897. Ballarat’s Chinese community joined […]

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A Soldier’s View: Photographs from the Captain Brian O’Sullivan Collection

Our latest exhibition A Soldier’s View features the museum’s collection of photographs kept by Australian soldier, Captain Brian O’Sullivan. Captain O’Sullivan was born in Richmond, Melbourne in 1895. After enrolling in medicine at Melbourne University in 1913, Captain O’Sullivan deferred his study when war broke out in 1914. As an amateur photographer, Captain O’Sullivan captured […]

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Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War

Gold Museum hosting Shrine of Remembrance‘s new exhibition. Through historical photographs and personal stories, Australia Will Be There presents the chronology of the First World War (1914-19) and provides the opportunity to discover the fascinating stories with particular reference to the contribution of Victorians. Find out about the hardships that our men and women endured and the battles […]

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Inspired By … Chinese Interpretations of Victorian Era Fashion

Chinese fashion designs on display at the Gold Museum. The Gold Museum’s latest exhibition Inspired By… features the top ten designs from Sovereign Hill’s 2016 fashion show held in Shanghai, China. Students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Italy were asked to sharpen their sketching pencils and scissors, and bring on the frills and furbelows […]

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Views from Bagdad … Tasmania

The Gold Museum will host Aaron Claringbold’s exhibition, Bag(h)dad, during the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Aaron’s work explores ideas of cultural constructions, responsibility and conflict in a modern Australian setting. Shot in and around the town of Bagdad, Tasmania, this collection of photographs hints at an uncomfortable mood, observing and alluding to micro-conflicts within a […]

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