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Athenaeum opens arms to new city

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library is reaching out to the community – much as it did when it was established in 1839. The Athenaeum, in Collins St, provided Melbourne’s first cultural heartbeat after it was built by the city’s founders, housing at various times a museum and an art gallery, which are both long gone. The

New technology, old culture

The CBD’s original cultural heart, the Athenaeum in Collins St, is still beating strongly after 175 years, with a spectacular celebratory performance at White Night on February 21. Three giant infl atable statues of the goddess Athena erected on its verandah were illuminated and enriched with imagery from the Athenaeum’s complex journey which started in

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