In March of 1998 and in accordance with the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, the then Minister for Conservation and Land Management, Marie Tehan, signed off the incorporation of an organisation - known as The Mint Incorporated - that was appointed as the Committee of Management for the former Royal Mint, at 280 William Street, Melbourne, with Dr Jan Penny as the Chairperson. The Victorian Government Gazette records the details in edition G9, 5 March 1998, page 503.
This was the official commencement of the organisation that is now known as Working Heritage. For the last 21 years, various committee members and staff, along with consultants and contractors, have worked in partnership to manage the heritage properties on Crown land in Victoria vested in its care.
On Thursday 21st March 2019, Working Heritage celebrates 21 years of conservation, adaptation and reactivation of properties and buildings with architectural, cultural and social heritage significance whose original uses are no longer required by government. Working Heritage looks forward to the next 21 years of caring for these valuable assets for all Victorians to enjoy.
Jack's Magazine is to host a two-day event as part of NGV Melbourne Design Week.
'Jack's reloaded: material as memory', is a unique, site-specific exhibition co-curated by Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov - in partnership with Working Heritage, City of Maribyrnong and Open House Melbourne. It will be taking place at Jack's Magazine in Maribyrnong on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2019, from 10am to 5pm, as part of NGV Design Week. Book through Eventbrite via the NGV website.
The exhibition will incorporate moving images, sound and installation works. Designers, artists and guest speakers will examine and extrapolate - within the framework of deep time - Victoria's cultural narratvies be way of an analysis of the material history of basalt. This igneous, extrusive rock has shaped the Victorian landscape and been reshaped by humans, transforming it into foundations, iconic buildings, streets and footpaths in the form of bluestone.
A public talk will take place on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 2pm to 3pm. Speakers will be Professor Ross Gibson, Timothy Edensor, Stephanie Trigg and Dr Laura Harper.
Open House Melbourne is running a river cruise to Jack's Magazine on Sunday 24 March 2019. Visit the Commuter Afloat event page to make a booking.
Working Heritage to host event as part of NGV Melbourne Design Week.
Working Heritage, in partnership with Hellenic Museum and Grounds of Arcadia will be hosting 'Place is a Slow Event' in the Sean Godsell-designed MPavilion in the courtyard at the former Royal Mint on Friday 22 March 2019 from 2pm until 4pm. Hellenic Museum will be extending its opening hours to 5pm and the Grounds of Arcadia bar will be open for purchaing drinks.
A panel of four speakers comprising Professor Ross Gibson (Canberra University), Charity Edwards (MADA), Maddison Miller (Heritage Victoria) and Dr Laura Harper (MADA) will be moderated by Ross Turnbull (Working Heritage). The team will investigate the shifting perspectives on heritage and Crown land via four primary themes; deep-time, a more-than-human city, Aboriginal knowledge of Country, and land transformed by mining and extraction.
Entry is free, however, bookings are required. These can be made with Eventbrite via the NGV website.
If you wish to drive to the event, parking will be avialable the Mint Car Park at the usual rates. Parking at Mint Car Park funds a significant proporation of Working Heritage's projects at heritage places across Victoria.
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