Author: Public Record Office Victoria

If you weren't able to join us for our International Women's Day talk, you can now listen to a recording of the event below!

On 4 March 2020, we were joined by Danielle Hakim and Sally Northfield from The Women's Mural Documentation Project, Penelope Lee from Her Place Women’s Museum, Australia and Dr Nikki Henningham from the Australian Women's Archives Project to discuss how museums and archives can collaborate to preserve women’s history.

In particular we looked into Megan Evans' and Eve Glenn's Women's Mural from 1986, which until recently was a fixture of Fitzroy's Smith Street. Who were the women featured, and how has technology helped preserve and celebrate this chapter of urban history for new audiences?


Women's Day Panel at PROV
Left to right: Penelope Lee, Danielle Hakim, Sally Northfield, Dr Nikki Henningham and Kate Follington.



Above is Megan Evans (L) and Eve Glenn (R) in front of the Women's Mural, image courtesy of Megan Evans Archive, photographer unknown, 1986, and below are the slides from the presentation. To take a tour of the virtual mural, go here.


Women's Mural before painting
Bare wall with scaffolding and wall clad with boards, images courtesy of Megan Evans Archive, photographer unknown, 1986



Megan Evans drawing the outline for the Women's Mural
Megan Evans on the scaffold high above Smith Street, Fitzroy drawing the grid and outline before painting, image courtesy of Megan Evans Archive, photographer unknown, 1986





























Dr Nikki Henningham's slides
Dr Nikki Henningham's slides: Bettina Arndt tweet (referenced at 0:45:10) and Miss Florence Hodges, circa 1927 (referenced at 0:46:04)

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