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The Friends of The Johnston Collection

The Friends of the Johnston Collection first met in May 1999 and the inaugural Annual General Meeting was held in August of that year. The group has quickly become an integral and important part of The Johnston Collection. Some members of the Friends support the work of the house and Collection in practical ways - raising funds for new acquisitions and assisting with  research and the management of the Collection. The Committee also organizes special outings and events, which are usually enlightening and always social and enjoyable. Events are held both during the day and evenings.

Apart from being associated with a very special Collection and meeting new people with similar interests, your membership will give you:

  • An opportunity to attend events including visits to private collections organized exclusively for The Friends members
  • Notice of events held at The Johnston Collection
  • Special admission rate to the "Highlights Tour"
  • The Friends newsletter
  • Information about the Volunteer Program at The Johnston Collection

Your $60 ($110 for couples) Membership also gives you the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy social events with like minded people
  • Make new friends
  • Visit private and public collections
  • Become involved in assisting in the care of an important historic property and a superb Collection

BECOME A MEMBER

To join The Friends of The Johnston Collection download the Membership Form below or to have one sent to you email The Johnston Collection.

For further information about The Friends of The Johnston Collection contact:

The Friends Of The Johnston Collection
PO Box 428 | East Melbourne VIC 8002
E: friends@johnstoncollection.org
P: (03) 9416 2515
Friends Office hours: every Tuesday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

 

Friends-Membership-form-2015-16.pdf Friends-Membership-form-2015-16.pdf (175kB)

Forthcoming Events

We look forward to your involvement in the upcoming events conducted by The Friends of The Johnston Collection.

These events have three aims: to develop a convivial social programme that brings together individuals with similar interests in the arts; to provide access to events, specialists, locations and homes that may not be normally available to the public; and to assist with support of the Collection.

We welcome members to join the following Friends lectures and events:

.ARCHITECTURAL TALK & TOUR | FEBRUARY 2016
Join us for this morning visit and guided tour of the East Melbourne Synagogue that opened over 150 years ago. The synagogue, consecrated in 1877, is the oldest in Melbourne and has played a vital part in the life of city.

NEW | FRIENDS EXCLUSIVE TOUR PREVIEW | HECKER GUTHRIE REARRANGE WILLIAM JOHNSTON’S COLLECTION | MARCH 2016
Join us on this evening preview of the annual WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence and Collection house-museum tour.

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY | APRIL 2016
Enjoy a unique and exclusive visit to two significant and fascinating gardens at Mt Macedon vicinity.

NEW | FRIENDS FIRST FRIDAY | BOOK CLUB | MAY 2016
The White Road is the follow-up to Edmund de Waal’s bestselling memoir, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. It tells the story of de Waal’s plan to “go to three places where porcelain was invented, or reinvented; three white hills in China and Germany and England.” Join Barbara Summerbell for a fascinating discussion of this quest, biography, history, or travelogue?

FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS PRIVATE PREVIEW | JUNE 2016
View the delights on offer prior to Mossgreen’s upcoming fine and decorative arts auction. This is always a fascinating and informative evening.

To avoid disappointment, we remind Friends to book early or register expressions of interest to attend as numbers are often limited.

The Friends of The Johnston Collection Committee

Robbie Brooks
Bernadette Dennis
Heather Mallinson
Julie Nicholson
Sue O’Flynn
Tony Preston
Barbara Summerbell
Catherine Trinca