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Photograph - The Royal Party, Melbourne Meeting Mart, Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 Jul 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 124640

Summary:
Colour photograph of the 'Royal Party' of Royal Exhibition Building representatives, dressed in medieval costume, gathered at the Exhibition 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:
Representatives of the Royal Exhibition Building, including Director of the Exhibition Trustees, John Elden, posing for a photograph at the Trustees' stall in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria dressed in medieval costume, the 'Royal Party', during the Melbourne Meeting Mart held on 20 July 1982.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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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, theatrical costumes
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 Royal Party at the Exhibition Trustees' Booth - left to right: John Elden, Ruth Bowman, Anita Campbell, Keith Forbes, Trevor/ Riddell, Richard Slade.
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
Person Depicted: Mr Trevor Riddell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr Richard Slade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr Keith Forbes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Ms Anita Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Ms Vivien Trinick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr Andrew Righetti, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jul 1982

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