The cup that started a collection

The Johnston Collection

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East Melbourne, Victoria

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East Melbourne,

The Johnston Collection is a multi award-winning and critically acclaimed museum that invites creatives from the broader visual arts and design communities to re-interpret the Collection through a regular program of re-installation and interventions of the permanent collection. The museum has a superb collection of English Georgian, Regency, and Louis XV fine and decorative arts, and objet d’art which was a gift from William Robert Johnston (1911-1986) to the people of Victoria. Johnston was a prominent Melbourne-born antique dealer, real estate investor and collector. The Collection is displayed in a constantly changing domestic setting, in his former residence, Fairhall, an historic East Melbourne townhouse. The museum also offers special exhibitions, study days, lectures and workshops throughout the year, sharing stories and inspiring communities. The exhibition-house Fairhall has a superb collection of Georgian, Regency and Louis XV art and antiques regularly rearranged within a domestic setting. The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area of East Melbourne. Visitors are brought to Fairhall by a courtesy bus from a pick up point at the Pullman on the Park Hotel in East Melbourne. ...

Entry Cost

$18 to $27

Product Types

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections

Facilities found here

  • Gallery / Museum
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Fairhall Exhibition-House
Fairhall exhibition house
'Animal Kingdom' exhibition, 2017
Object Lessons - William Johnston: His Residence & Collection'
The Palm at the End of the Mind  exhibition by Janet Laurence
The Johnston Collection