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Australia House and visions of an Imperial London – Dr. Eileen Chanin

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The Australian Institute of Architects Auditorium

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3 Manning St, Potts Point

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A presentation by art historian and author Eileen Chanin

Australia House in London, officially opened in 1918 by King George V, was built to be the pride of the Commonwealth in London – to ‘raise the thought and touch the heart’ of all who saw it.

Today, it is a Grade II listed building, and still a prominent landmark on the Strand, one of the busiest parts of the city.

How did it end up there?

What visions of the British Empire and of London itself was it intended to realise?

And what is its significance as heritage, and as both a site and a symbol of relations between Britain and Australia?

From the point of view of public diplomacy, is it still capable of ‘Telling Australia’s Story to the World’?

About the presenter

Dr. Eileen Chanin is author of Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London (2018). Research Associate at the Australian Studies Institute (ANU), and recent Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Australian Studies, King’s College London (2016-2017), where she was also Menzies Foundation Fellow (2015) and Rydon Fellow (2014).

Light refreshments will be served.



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3 Manning St, Potts Point

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