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Impressions of Greece

A journey through the photographic archives of William Woodhouse

The Nicholson Museum holds over 1500 glass-plate negatives of Greece taken by William Woodhouse,  Professor of Classics and Nicholson Museum curator at the University of Sydney in the 1890s and early 1900s. Woodhouse's photographs captured landscapes, archaeological sites, villages, monasteries, festivals and daily life in mainland Greece.

In this free talk Nicholson Museum curator Candace Richards will present the museum’s citizen archiving Flickr project which is seeking public help in identifying and describing the images. The talk will explore the richness of the photographs as a documentary resource, and we will learn more about Woodhouse’s life, his teaching and his love of Greece.

For more on the Woodhouse archives visit: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/research/woodhouse.shtml

Tuesday 17 April

6:30pm

St Peters/Sydenham Library, St Peters Town Hall, Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham

Bookings: innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Free

Language: English

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Cafe Dreaming

An Exhibition from the “In Their Own Image: Greek Australians” Project in partnership with the Australian History Museum, Macquarie University

Style was an essential element of Australia’s Greek cafés and milk bars. Both their exteriors and interiors, from the 1930s to the 1960s, expressed the glamour and allure of America – dazzling Art Deco streamlined and reflective surfaces, multi-coloured etched mirrors, badged silver-plated and ceramic tableware, flashing neon lights, gleaming soda fountain counters, exotic marble-topped tables or highly-polished wooden booths, with waiting staff in stylish uniforms that matched the interior décor. A new world of visual delight provided Australians with a taste of the American Dream – the fantasy of a life-style that was better, richer, fuller. This object-based exhibition provides an insight into this lost world.

Monday 16 April – Wednesday 30 May

Mon-Fri: 8am – 10pm; Sat-Sun: 10am – 6pm

Official Launch: Monday 16 April, 11am

Contact: 02 9850 7500

Macquarie University Library. Building C3C, corner of Macquarie Walk and Central Avenue

Free

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