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Title

Artist's impression of the proposed combined Library, Museum and Art Gallery designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet

circa 1879

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1879
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    15.5 x 28.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC13.6.6
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    99

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  • About

    This illustration of James Barnet's proposed combined Library, Museum and Art Gallery appeared in the 'Sydney Mail' on 14 June 1879. Only one small part of the overall scheme was completed: the wing that forms part of the Australian Museum on College Street opposite Hyde Park. Had the building gone ahead, Sydney would have had a similar combined complex of cultural institutions to Melbourne.

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