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Bust & Marble Base - James Andrew Kershaw, Melbourne, circa 1925 Object Reg. No: SH 960015

Summary:
This bronze bust of James Andrew Kershaw, former Museum Director of National Museum of Victoria was commissioned towards the end of his career. Kershaw spent his entire life associated with the Museum. It is presumed this bust was commissioned by his family.
Description:
A bronze bust of James Andrew Kershaw. Modelled bust is of a man with a moustache and a short beard. The metal bust is hollow. A wooden block inserted into the marble base holds the bust upright. It is attached with a metal screw. The cylindrical base is of solid marblem coloured brown with buff coloured chips in the stone.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elsie Joske, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 195 cm (Height), 115 cm (Width), 95 cm (Length)
Weight: 5.38 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Combined weight of Bust and Base.

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Tagged with: museum history, national museum of victoria
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Working Life
Tertiary Classification: sculpture
Person Depicted: J. Kershaw
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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