Join the curator and a longtime collector for a behind the scenes talk about the making the exhibition
Join the exhibition curator, Dr Annette Shiell and Andrea Currie, a doll house collector for an 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.
The 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 Andrea Currie
Andrea Currie has been passionately involved with miniatures for 27 years. In 1999 she cofounded the Victorian Association of Miniature Enthusiasts, as the inaugural president. 22 years later the club is still going strong, with Andrea currently president and workshop convenor. An avid maker and collector, Andrea teaches workshops regularly, both in Melbourne and interstate. Her handmade miniatures are sought-after at miniature fairs around Australia.
For Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder, Andrea is loaning a 1990s doll house and several installations she made and will also be involved in running specialist workshops.
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.
Member / Concession: $25