Doll House: Online Curator Talk with Suzanne Katz

Join Doll House collector Suzanne Katz and the curator and for a behind the scenes talk about the making of the exhibition

Join the exhibition curator, Dr Annette Shiell and a doll house collector for a series of exclusive online discussion and Q and A. Hear the hidden stories behind the houses, objects and concepts that combine to create this experience, and learn more about the conservation of our real-life Doll Houses.

Each talk will run for approximately 45 minutes. Tickets include entry to the Doll House Exhibition when it re-opens, at a date and time of your choice.

Note: A minimum of 5 people must register in order for this event to go ahead.


About Suzanne Katz

Suzanne decided to build a Georgian Dolls House after becoming a tour guide at The Johnston Collection Museum House, in East Melbourne.

As her own house was in modern style, building and decorating a Dolls house with furniture, wallpaper and objet d’art in the antique style she had grown to love at the Museum, seemed like the perfect way to incorporate it into her home.

The basic kit came from the UK and the furnishings were collected from speciality retailers, eBay and local markets. It took 6 months to build from scratch and has now become a family heirloom!


About Dr Annette Shiell

Dr Annette Shiell is the Executive Manager of Collections & Cultural Projects with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). A curator and historian with a background in art and craft, Australian history and popular culture, Annette’s personal and professional interests include ephemera, textiles and domestic material culture.

She is the author and editor of several publications including Bonzer: Australian Comics 1900 – 1990s and Fundraising, Flirtation and Fancywork: Charity Bazaars in Nineteenth Century Australia. Recent research and exhibition projects include Out of the Bag: A Century of Showbags and Step Right Up: The story of sideshow rides and amusements.


Adult: $25

Member / Concession: $22

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