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9.30 - 10.00am

Registration and coffee


Welcome and opening remarks Jasmine Cameron, Assistant Director-General, National Library of Australia

10.10 - 11.00am

Opening Address - 'Rebels and Gilt-spurred Roosters: Politics, Bureaucracy and the Democratic Ideal in the Griffins' Capital.' Alasdair McGregor; author of Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

11.00am - 12.00pm

The Tale of Two Cities

Participating chair Paul Daley, journalist, foreign correspondent and author of Canberra

Christopher Vernon, Associate Professor School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts and guest curator of The Dream of a Century exhibition

Dr Dianne Firth, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra and Deputy Chair ACT Heritage Council

Dr Jeff Turnbull, Honorary Fellow in Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne

12.00 - 2.00pm


1.00 - 2.00pm

Guided tour of the Dream of a Century the Griffins in Australia’s Capital exhibition with guest curatorChristopher Vernon

2.00pm - 3.00pm

The Griffins’ Archival Legacy

Participating chair, Nat Williams, Director, Exhibitions Branch, National Library of Australia

Ian Batterham, Conservator at National Archives of Australia

Dr Anna Rubbo Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Planning University of Sydney

Kylie Scroope, Acting Curator of Manuscripts, National Library of Australia.

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Closing Address - The Continuing City

Professor Karl Fischer, Acting Director of the Master of Urban Development and Design Course Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales.

Professor James Weirick, Director of the Master of Urban Development and Design, University of New South Wales

3.45 -4.00pm

Closing remarks Margy Burn, Assistant Director-General, National Library of Australia