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Photograph - Programme '84, Timber Floor Replacement in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, 14 Jan 1985 Reg. No: MM 124750
- Black & white photograph looking eastwards along the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 14 January 1985 showing new timber flooring being installed over the underflooring along much of the length of the Hall. Timber flooring has been removed in the immediate foreground, showing the entrance to the tunnel in the basement. The work was undertaken as part of a ten-month restoration and maintenance program carried out across 1984-85, called 'Programme '84. Work commenced on 14 June 1984 and was largely completed in time for the International Motor Show that opened on 7 March 1985.
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 black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- View from the western nave of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building looking towards the eastern nave during 'Programme '84', a maintenance programe carried out across 1984-85 which included the replacement of the timber flooring. The interior of the Hall is still painted white prior to restoration work undertaken in the 1990s to reinstate the decorative 1901 colour scheme.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
|Dimensions:||187 mm (Height), 243 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, royal exhibition building, maintenance, royal exhibition building trustees, restoration, floorings|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Secondary Classification:||Building & Infrastructure|
|Tertiary Classification:||conservation & management|
|Original Caption:||PROGRAMME '84 - From Western Entrance January 14th 1985./ (Entrance to tunnel is shown in Basement)|
|Inscriptions:||PROGRAMME '84 - From Western Entrance January 14th 1985./ (Entrance to tunnel is shown in Basement)|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Jan 1985|