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VENUE & FACILITIES COORDINATOR – Position Vacancy

November 7, 2018

    BALLAARAT MECHANICS INSTITUTE (Ballarat City Council is a Strategic Partner) VENUE & FACILITIES COORDINATOR Download Position Description by clicking here The Institute is one of the grand heritage institutions of Ballarat. As well as housing library, research and historical collections, the BMI derives income from memberships, rental and the hiring of its meeting…

BMI November Newsletter

November 2, 2018

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Nov. Executive Manager’s Report

November 2, 2018

Executive Manager Report Well, here we are at the start of November and there is so much going on at the BMI at the moment. It is also wonderful to be around Ballarat in general with the better weather, new events, music, BOAA, and indeed the recent announcement that White Night will be back in…

OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

October 1, 2018

OCTOBER  2018 In this edition: Executive Manager’s Desk Vale Dr. Joan Hunt PhD BOAA Living Sculpture Fashion Parade Twilight Talks – Series 4 Volunteering at the BMI Library New Releases Curator’s Corner Memory Atlas Launch Invitation Triage Cabaret Film Society Screening Jazz in the Humffray Mechanics’ Institute National Conference 2018 Antelodic in the Heritage Reading…

SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

October 1, 2018

SEPTEMBER  2018 In this edition: Series 4 Twilight Talks Latest Releases in the Library Jazz in the Humffray Curator’s Corner and more     Download your PDF copy here only 1.3MB

ANTELODIC ‘SPRING THING’ REGIONAL VICTORIAN TOUR OF INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS, ART GALLERIES AND LIBRARIES

September 23, 2018

AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

August 3, 2018

AUGUST 2018 In this edition: Series 3 Twilight Talks Latest Releases in the Library Jazz in the Humffray Curator’s Corner Current Displays in the Reading Room and more     Download your PDF copy here only 1.3MB

Jazz in the Humffray – Friday 31st August at 7.30pm

July 31, 2018

BOOK NOW Omelette Ambient lush soundscapes and adventurous dynamic textures. Combining the exceptional talents of Stephen Magnusson (guitar and effects), Ronny Ferella (drum set and percussion), Javier Fredes (percussion) and Jordan Murray (trombone), Omelette presents an evening of improvisation. From ambient lush soundscapes to adventurous dynamic textures, Omelette weave their sonic explorations to take their…

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

July 2, 2018

JULY 2018 In this edition: Series 3 Twilight Talks Latest Releases in the Library Jazz in the Humffray Curator’s Corner Reports from the Annual General Meeting A new Life Member and more   Download your PDF copy here only 1.2MB

Annual General Meeting 2018

July 2, 2018

The Institute’s 159th Annual General Meeting was conducted in the Humffray Room on Wednesday, 27 June at 5.00pm, with President Phil Roberts in the Chair and with 37 attendees. The meeting commenced with a lively and engaging address from Ms Prue Bentley, Chief of Staff at local ABC Radio Station Ballarat. She reported that across…