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Book - 'Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne Official Guide to the Picture Galleries and Catalogue of Fine Arts', J Lake, Melbourne, 1888-1889 Document Reg. No: SH 960364

Summary:
'Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne Official Guide to the Picture Galleries and Catalogue of Fine Arts', compiled by Joshua Lake, Superintendent of Fine Arts at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, held at the Exhibition Building in1888-89. The book provides a plan of the galleries and brief descriptions of the paintings and sculpture exhibited including an indexed list of artists.

The Centennial International Exhibition celebrated 100 years of British settlement and surpassed the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, attracting over two million visitors (approximately 69% of the colony's population at the time).
Description:
Book, maroon hard back cover with gold decorative border of three lines with gold coat of arms showing a lion on the left of the shield and a unicorn on the right of the shield. 192 pages
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 218 mm (Height), 141 mm (Width), 13 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: art, exhibitions, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, pictures, art catalogues, guide books
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: exhibition catalogues
Inscriptions: Front cover: CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/ Melbourne/ OFFICIAL GUIDE/ TO THE/ PICTURE GALLERIES,/ AND/ CATALOGUE OF FINE ARTS./ J.LAKE
Author: Mr Joshua Lake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Publisher: M.L. Hutchinson, 1889
Printer: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889

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