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THE A.D. TRENDALL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES

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La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus

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Melbourne, VIC 3086

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In 1969, as the Modernist buildings of La Trobe rose from the paddocks of Bundoora, the new university welcomed its first Resident Fellow, the internationally renowned Classical Art historian A.D. (Dale) Trendall. An apartment at the top of Menzies College was specially designed for Trendall by architect, Robin Boyd, to be his workplace as well as his home. It contained not only his significant private library but also his photographic archive of some 40,000 images of ancient painted vases. It was here that Trendall produced most of his ground-breaking studies of the art and culture of ancient Southern Italy and Sicily. Trendall bequeathed his library and other collections to La Trobe University upon his death in 1995. Today, the apartment houses the Trendall Research Centre and is a major research resource for both Australian and international scholars. While the library has increased substantially, little else has changed since Trendall took up residence in 1969. The apartment retains not only the structural and interior features of Boyd’s design, but also Trendall’s personal effects, including his extensive range of Fler furniture (one of Boyd’s preferred designers) and collections of modern art, antiquities, and antiquarian books.

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