|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
Facilitated by Post Office Gallery guest curator Euan McGillivray, this panel event features some of the Bendigonians from Modern Revolution: Bendigo and the 1960s sharing insights and discussing the major changes of the 1960s.
Visit the exhibition at Post Office Gallery before making your way up through Rosalind Park to this free panel event at Bendigo Art Gallery in the Revolution Room.
About the Facilitator
Euan McGillivray is the guest curator for the exhibition at the Post Office Gallery, Modern Revolution - Bendigo and the 1960s. He interviewed a number of Bendigonians who were here in the 1960s. They provided observations and insights of the time when the local population was only 35,000, the world was concerned about nuclear war, the twist dance craze took off, we became involved in the Vietnam war, the first set of traffic lights in Mitchell Street saw people driving around the block for another chance to use them, and the contraceptive pill changed forever the lives of many women.
Euan has over thirty-five years experience as a museum curator and manager. He developed collections and exhibitions at Museum Victoria and was instrumental in the establishment of Scienceworks, Melbourne Museum and the Immigration Museum.
He did pioneering work in computer cataloguing and digitising picture collections at Museum Victoria and while Preservation Manager at State Library of Victoria. He assists many community collection custodians to ensure the preservation of their significant collections by conducting workshops and seminars on all aspects of running a museum and managing collections. He also undertakes significance assessments and consults on strategic planning, exhibition development and collection preservation.