Reinterpreting Heritage Houses: Re-imagining Rippon Lea

This year the National Trust is planning the reinterpretation of Rippon Lea House and Garden, Australia’s largest surviving nineteenth-century suburban estate.

But has the house museum model become out-of-date? 

Martin Green (Cultural Engagement Manager, The National Trust of Australia, Victoria) looks at what house museums must do to engage contemporary audiences in their story and survive in the increasingly competitive tourism landscape. 

Graeme Davison (Monash Emeritus Professor and Melbourne historian) and Linda Young (Deakin Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies and author of a new history of Historic House Museums in the United Kingdom & the United States), will respond to the Rippon Lea plan and what it says about the prospects for re-interpreting heritage houses in Australia today.

This seminar is presented as part of the 2017 Heritage Festival.

This seminar is part of the Making Public Histories series, now in its tenth year and offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. 

The seminar is free of charge. To reserve your seat, please click on the RSVP button at the foot of this page.
May 02, 2017 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Old Treasury Building
20 Spring St
Melbourne, Victoria 3002
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Keith Gaff
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Melinda Mockridge
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