Why Models Work The History Edition



Museum Theatre
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Part of the "Why Models Work" lecture series featuring curators, collection managers and conservators presenting detailed studies of models currently on display in the exhibition, Mini Mega Model Museum at Melbourne Museum. Each edition explores the models in more detail from the experts who care for them and use them in their work.

This first edition presents models from the History Collection; the massive handmade doll house ‘Pendle Hall’, the nineteenth century Colosseum model fashioned from cork and a poignant collection of Trench Art from WW1.

The exhibition will be open from 5-6pm for a pre-lecture viewing, included in the ticket price. Come along, meet the Curator of the exhibition and learn more about these amazing models.


  • Matilda Vaughan – Exhibition Curator, The Model Museum (Curator, Engineering)
  • Michael Reason – Curator, Leisure & Social Spaces
  • Deb Tout-Smith – Senior Curator, Home & Community
  • Sarah Babister – Conservator, Objects