Old Mint event for classic Greek art

La Trobe University is to secure the teaching of Greek Art within the University’s Art History Program through the launch of the Into the Future Campaign.

The Campaign, to be launched at the Hellenic Museum at Melbourne's Old Mint Building on 19 November, aims to complement the internationally renowned Trendall Research Centre established through a bequest to the University by Professor Dale Trendall through raising up to $250,000 to fund a Lectureship in Greek Art.

According to the internationally renowned scholar of Greek art, Dr Ian McPhee, 'The Trendall Research Centre is one of the most significant centres for the study of Greek art and archaeology in the southern hemisphere'.

Dr McPhee noted that: "A Lectureship would provide a major boost to Art History and to Greek Studies at La Trobe University and would help to ensure the future of the Trendall Research Centre."

Professor Trendall was a world authority on Greek vase-painting at La Trobe University from 1969 until 1995, who left behind an extraordinary collection of books, journals, photographs and valuable antiquities, some of which will be on show.

The campaign launch will feature a talk by Dr Ian McPhee, an exhibition of Ancient Greek vases on loan from La Trobe University and traditional Greek music, food and drink.

Further information

Professor Diane Kirkby
Convenor of Art History Program
La Trobe University
Phone: 9479 2379
Email: arthistory@latrobe.edu.au

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