07 March, 2010

History of Shopping Exhibition - Melbourne

I am in vintage heaven! The State Library of Victoria is currently holding an exhibition of the history of shopping in Melbourne. It is called 'Til you Drop' - History of Shopping in Melbourne and looks absolutely divine. This is one of the images from the exhibition . . .

The Block Arcade (circa 1960's). This is one of my favourite buildings in Melbourne.

I hope to visit the exhibition next Saturday after I attend an event at Fashion Week.

Details are:
The ’til you drop: shopping – a Melbourne history
This free exhibition celebrates Melbourne’s passion for shopping, from the Paris end of Collins Street to the local corner store. It explores Melbourne’s social history through changes in our shopping habits, from early settlement and the Marvellous Melbourne of the 1880s to today. Items on display range from wartime ration cards to a 1950s evening gown worn by Lady Ansett, as well as many classic photographs that evoke Melbourne’s changing style.

Time: 10am–5pm daily (to 9pm Thursdays)

Venue: Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

Price: Free

Happy shopping!

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