Spring tour: Ruth Lane-Poole and Calthorpes' House

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Canberra Museum & Gallery

176 London Circuit

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If bookings do not meet the minimum numbers required ACT Historic Places may have to cancel the program. We would notify you the day after bookings close and, if we do cancel, will refund your fee. In the interests of public health, ACT Historic Places is supporting ACT Health by undertaking contact tracing procedures. We ask that all of our visitors please be mindful of COVID Safety: • Maintain physical distancing • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene • Stay home if you are unwell or have been to a COVID affected area
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Spring Tour: Ruth Lane-Poole and Calthorpes’ House

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Discover how Ruth Lane-Poole, furnisher of the Official Residences - Government House and The Lodge in Canberra, influenced the way many Australian homemakers approached the interior furnishing of their own homes in the 1920s. Writing regularly for Australian Home Builder, later Australian Home Beautiful, Ruth shared tips on decorating ordinary homes with style and good taste. With fellow contributors, architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear, landscape designer Edna Walling and architectural commentator Nora Cooper, the group provided sound advice and practical suggestions to help even the most tentative home decorators. Margaret Betteridge, curator of Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence will lead you on a guided-tour of the property and spring garden and show you how the stylish Mrs Calthorpe was influenced by the prevailing trends in homemaking and decorating in the mid-1920s.

Presented in partnership with The Australiana Fund.

Free. Bookings essential

Participants will meet at Calthorpes' House, 24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

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Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) serves a unique role as a place to experience the diverse history and contemporary culture of the Canberra region; and through this to gain a deeper understanding of Australian culture in its global setting.

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