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Photograph - Melbourne Meeting Mart, Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 Jul 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 124637

Colour photograph of visitors making their way along a corridor towards the Melbourne Meeting Mart held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria on the 20 July 1982. The Meeting Mart is an annual Melbourne tradeshow to promote the Victorian events industry, providing an opportunity for various exhibitors to connect with others in the sector. It is still running in 2011.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Statement Of Significance:
The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.
Description Of Content:
Visitors walking along a corridor in the National Gallery of Victoria towards the Great Hall where the Melbourne Meeting Mart was held on 20 July 1982. On the wall are hung several works of art.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, trade shows, events, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1980-1989
Themes this item is part of: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions & Trade Shows
Tertiary Classification: trade fairs
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Melbourne Meeting Mart - visitors to Mart.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982

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