The Italian Villa: from ancient Rome to the modern era

Oct 11th, 2019 | Dr Kathleen Olive

Over the last ten years I’ve met more and more people making a ‘tree change’, swapping the stress of the concrete jungle for the tranquillity of the country. They plan a garden to please the eye and stock the table, and a comfortable house with space for pursuits they’ve neglected...

Interview with Dr Estelle Lazer on her latest research in Pompeii

Apr 3rd, 2019 | Dr Estelle Lazer

Casting aspersions: Modern medical technology meets classical archaeology Some three decades ago, Australian archaeologist Dr Estelle Lazer gained international attention by taking a rigorous, scientific approach to the human remains at Pompeii. More than any other aspect of the site, the skeletons of victims of the AD79 eruption of Mount...

Yarra Valley to Bendigo – in photos

Apr 3rd, 2019 | Dr Nick Gordon

Do you remember that ad that Victorian Tourism used to run before every film at independent cinemas? “You’ll love every piece of Victoria” was a marketing campaign that spoke to something observable about Victoria. It is a relatively small state, with diverse landscapes packed in between relatively short driving distances,...

China: New and Old

Feb 14th, 2019 | Ben Churcher

Truly, you have to see modern China to believe it. The scale of the change across this large nation literally takes your breath away. A few years ago I caught the high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing. As I sat there in whisper quiet comfort, I mused on the...

Pre-Raphaelite Treasures in London and Canberra

Feb 1st, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

A Mystical Lady, a Profound Secret and a Drowning Maiden With the simultaneous opening of the exhibition Edward Burne-Jones. Pre-Raphaelite Visionary in London (Tate Gallery, 2018-2019) and Love and Desire. Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate in Canberra (National Gallery of Australia, 2018-2019), the moment is ripe for a fresh evaluation...

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