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BMI Special Programs, Ballart Heritage Festival | The Heritage Collection

Why not check out the special programs that we will be running in the Lending Library during the Ballarat Heritage Festival
 
19 May 10.30am-12noon | The Heritage Collection
 
An introduction to the history of the BMI Heritage listed collection, its origins, preservation and future, including an examination of some of the most valuable collection items.
 
The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI) Collection is of historical significance for its strong association with the Mechanics Institute movement and the important role it played in the intellectual, cultural and social development of Victorians throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.
 
The collection is considered to be of State and National significance and was registered with Heritage Victoria on 9 August, 2007 – Heritage Register No. 2096.
 

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