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Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA)

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Can we have an Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA) please?

Sept 03, 2015 Alan Davies

Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA)

A place for a museum? Could this building house an Australian Museum of Architecture?

Image from The Collector's Marvellous Melbourne.

It’s way past time Australia had a national architecture museum to promote the value of good design and celebrate the enormous contribution the discipline has made to the built environment.

We have museums for the arts, sport, technology, industry, and a host of other subjects, but somehow architecture has been forgotten, consigned toworthy but minor institutions or the occasional exhibit in State museums and galleries.

It’s a pity, because the story of architecture in Australia is rich and exciting. The fusion of function and art inherent in the discipline describes and illustrates the social, economic and cultural development of the country in ways that other disciplines can’t.

Architecture (including urban design) isn’t a minor sub-branch of the arts; it plays an important role in the functioning and quality of life of cities in one of the world’s most urbanised nations.

Establishing an Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA) would be a way to enhance understanding of the contribution architecture can make to life in Australia. It could tell the story of architecture with all its rich regional and historical variation.

The built environment offers plenty of scope to make a museum offering exciting exhibitions with broad appeal.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

A pet subject of mine as well, I've been promoting this idea for a long time now to anyone who cares to listen.

I always thought that the Docklands, especially Victoria Harbour would be the perfect spot for this museum.

Thank you Alan for bringing it to the fore again and also Sean over at Walking Melbourne who has tirelessly promoted this idea as well.

AMOA for Melbourne, what a great idea! yessmileyyes

I collect, therefore I am. thecollectormm.com.au

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EduPRO Team's picture

This topic is still relevant for many in 2021. Museums and libraries help tourists learn about the intricacies of Australian culture. We have a good understanding of the cultural and historical values of our country and help students learn this knowledge quickly enough. See how many interesting works https://edupro.cc/subjects/library-and-museum-studies/ on this topic. This can be useful for anyone planning to explore Australia.

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Luke Hatfield's picture

Urban has a thread about Melbourne Metropolitan and their regional victoria discussion. They allowed you to get planning for the Australian Museum and you can also get professional essay writing service to finish your academic tasks easily. They also promote the value of good design and celebrate the enormous contribution.

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Luke Whelan's picture

Can any one tell me that Is there any museum in perth?

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