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Maitland Regional Art Gallery: the site, its history and architecture
October 7, 2014 | 12:00 am
The Art Gallery is located at the heart of the early European settlement of Maitland. From the mid-nineteenth century a warehouse and a coach building factory operated on the site and then, from 1890 to 1984, it provided the home for the Maitland Technical College and, until 1955, Maitland Technological Museum. After a period in private ownership, the site was acquired by Maitland City Council for use as the Art Gallery.
Through images, stories and voices this talk will provide a sense of the history of the site and its neighbourhood, the people who worked and studied there, the contexts which created the college and the museum, and the old and new architecture that can now be experienced as part of a visit to the Art Gallery.
The talk draws on research done for the Art Gallery’s Art and Heritage Audio Tour that was launched earlier this year and is available free, either as a download from iTunes or Google Play or on hand held devices provided at the front desk of the Art Gallery.
please call: (02) 4934 9859