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Photograph - RMIT Examinations, Royal Exhibition Building, 8 Nov 1984 Image Reg. No: MM 124783

Black & white photograph looking north along the northern transept of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 8 November 1984 during a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology exam. The installation of new timber flooring is only partially completed, but the exam tables have been set up over the underflooring which is already in place in most areas except for parts of the northern transept. 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 southern entrance of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building looking into the northern transept during a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology exam, held midway through '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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 243 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, maintenance, examinations, royal exhibition building trustees, restoration, floorings
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: conservation & management
Original Caption: PROGRAMME '84 - Northern Transept from Southern Entrance November 8th 1984/ During R.M.I.T. Examinations.
Inscriptions: PROGRAMME '84 - Northern Transept from Southern Entrance November 8th 1984/ During R.M.I.T. Examinations.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 Nov 1984

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