2017

Unfortunately you have already missed these events in 2017 – check our What’s On list for upcoming events.

MALDON PANORAMA – 1867-2017

On 29 April we will celebrated the sesquicentenary of this remarkable panorama of early Maldon with a talk and exhibition. The 3-plate image was produced by travelling photographer, Mr. C. Armstrong, in April 1867.

Our exhibition included an original print of the photograph and digital explorations of it, plus ephemera and reports from the day; our talk revealed more about the image, its photographer, and the complex processing required for its creation.

The lengthy and somewhat dangerous ‘wet plate’ processing and albumen printing of photographs was unimaginably different from today’s world of instant digital images.

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EASTER PROCESSION PICTORIAL – 1969

Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday (15 – 17 April 2017)

All the fun and glamour of the Easter Procession is reflected in the colour slides taken by local residents and which now form part of the Maldon image collection. The procession has always been a highlight of Maldon’s Easter Fair. The floats are usually quite topical and often humorous, and always the subject of a great deal of planning, design and many hours of decoration by the entrants.

Our Easter Procession Pictorial is now a regular event on our exhibition calendar. This year we have a super selection of new slides and photographs for your enjoyment.

You are invited to come along, relive old memories and help our volunteers to identify the people and organisations represented. Also let us know if you have old slides or photographs which we could copy or you would like to donate to our collection.

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AUSTRALIA DAY 2017 – OPEN HOUSE

The community is invited to visit the Maldon District Museum after Maldon’s Australia Day Ceremony in the Shire Gardens. Entry is free, donation appreciated.

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