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Photograph - Melbourne Meeting Mart, Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 Jul 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 124638

Summary:
Colour photograph of Ruth Bowman and Director of the Exhibition Trustees, John Elden, manning the Trustees' stall at 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.
Description:
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:
Ruth Bowman and John Elden attending the Exhibition Trustees' stall at the Melbourne Meeting Mart held at the National Gallery of Victoria, 20 July 1982. On the table in front of them are piles of coloured booklets titled 'The Exhibition Convention Centre', promoting the recently completed Centennial Hall as an events venue.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 201 mm (Height), 251 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
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions & Trade Shows
Tertiary Classification: trade fairs
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Melbourne Meeting Mart - The Exhibition Trustees'/ Booth: Ruth Bowman, John Elden.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mrs Ruth Bowman - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982

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