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Public Life & Institutions Collection
Image: Model - Captain Cook's Cottage, Cyril Noisette, Icing, 1934
Source: Museum Victoria
The lives of all Victorians are shaped by organisational and institutional structures in the public sphere. Such structures are dynamic, always in the process of creation, redefinition, maintenance, and change.
While some individuals may have the opportunity to participate in the creation of some of these structures, and to influence their direction, others suffer under, negotiate with or react to them. Groups of people may then combine to bring about changes to the ways the structures operate and develop.
This collecting field is concerned with communal and institutional activities in the public sphere in Victoria since 1835. Material evidence generated as a result of particular forms of public, cultural, political and institutional activity in Victoria is collected to document distinctive forms of urban and regional life.
The collection focuses on the operation of particular structures at particular times, and also on the processes of change, continuity, reaction and adaptation. Sub-themes include celebrations and festivals; political history; charity and welfare; ritual and belief; and images and icons of Melbourne.
It also illustrates the events and patterns that help us define and understand Australian identity in all its complexity and diversity. A wide range of material has been gathered from many organisations and institutions, both active and inactive.
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Medal La Ligurie Reunie a la France, 'Liguria Reunited with France', Issued by France, 1805 Artist: Nicholas Guy Antoine Brenet and Bertrand Andrieu Minted by Paris MintImages: 2
Medal Ordine Della Corona de Ferro, 'Foundation of the Imperial Order of the Iron Crown', Issued by France & Italy, 1805 Artist: Jean Pierre Droz Minted by Paris MintImages: 2
Medal 'Coronation of Napoleon as King of Italy in Milan', Issued by Milan, Italy & France, 1805 Artist: Luigi Manfredini Minted by Milan MintImages: 2
Medal Arrival of the King in Paris by Andrieu, 1789. Issued by France. Mint not recorded. Produced by electroforming, an electrotype with domed glass top (cracked)Images: 2
Medal Death of Napoleon, Issued by Paris, France, 1821 Artist: Nicholas Guy Antoine Brenet Minted by Paris MintImages: 2
Medal Napoleon's Death on St Helena, Issued by France to commemorate his death on 5 May 1821. Minted in ParisImages: 2
Medal Portrait of Josephine, Issued by France. It was probably originally part of a framed set made after the 1810 wedding. Other Details: Produced by electroforming, a glass covered el ...Images: 2
Medal Portrait of Marie Louise (wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), by Bertrand Andrieu, Issued by France. It was probably originally part of a framed set made after the 18 ...Images: 2
Electroformed uniface portrait medal of Napoleon, by Bertrand Andrieu, Issued by France. It was probably originally part of a framed set. Other Details: Produced by electroforming, a gl ...Images: 2
Electroformed uniface Portrait medal of Napoleon, by Bertrand Andrieu, Issued by France. The medal has been joined by a circular frame with lugs on the back, may have been designed to b ...Images: 2