The Victorian Arts Centre Trust (Trust) is a public sector agency established under the Victorian Arts Centre Act 1979 (Vic) (Act).
Capitalised terms used in this notice have the meaning given to those terms in the Act, unless a contrary intention appears.
The statutory purposes of the Trust include, among other things:
As part of best practice collection management, the Trust periodically reviews the contents of the State Collection of performing arts and the Public Art Collection to ensure that the items it is storing, researching and caring for meet the Trust’s Collection Development Policy (CDP).
Under the CDP, the Trust acquires material for the State Collection relating to the history and contemporary practice of Australian circus, dance, music, opera and theatre (which includes popular entertainment such as comedy, magic, puppetry, vaudeville, variety and cabaret). Material collected within these principal collecting areas and hybrids of them, focuses on significant Australian performers, companies, practitioners and venues. The Trust also acquires material for the Public Art Collection.
In accordance with section 18 of the Act, the Trust has undertaken a review of the State Collection and the Public Art Collection and has resolved that the objects which are the subject of this notice (refer below) are unnecessary and inappropriate to the activities of the Trust. Hence, the Trust has resolved to transfer, sell or dispose of these objects in accordance with the process provided for under the Act.
The classes of objects which are the subject of this notice are:
Works on paper
Theatre Lighting and Equipment
Sideshow and American Film, Music and Television Objects
48 sideshow and American broadcast and music objects. These objects will be transferred, sold or disposed of as follows:
A summary notice to this effect has been published in The Age newspaper and has been placed at the welcome desk on level 6 of the Trust’s premises at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
In accordance with section 18(1)(b)(iii) of the Act, if you object to the proposed sale or disposal of these object/s, you may do so in writing, addressed to Chief Executive Officer, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Letters of objection must be in writing and can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to PO Box 7585, Melbourne, VIC, 3004.
Letters of objection must be received by 15 October 2021 to be considered.
Any objections received will be notified to the Minister for the Creative Industries and will be managed in accordance with section 18 of the Act.
If you have any questions about this process, please email email@example.com