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Saturday
21
APR

Eugene von Guerard Book Launch: Tom Darragh and Ruth Pullin

14:00
16:00
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Event organized by Art Gallery of Ballarat

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For a period of nine years, between 1876 and 1885, landscape painter and founding curator of the National Gallery of Victoria Eugen von Guérard (1811–1901) corresponded with his friend and fellow-German Julius von Haast (1822–1887), geologist and founder of the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch.

These letters, written by one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters, an inveterate collector and the dedicated inaugural custodian of the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, to his good friend and colleague, a distinguished and pioneering geologist, writer and museum director, shed new light on the personal and professional lives of both men and their institutions.

This publication is the work of scholars Dr Tom Darragh and Dr Ruth Pullin - hear them in conversation with Prof Alison Inglis.

Free event but bookings essential