The Melbourne Athenaeum will be closed on Tuesday November 7 for the Melbourne Cup public holiday.

We will be open regular hours on Monday November 6 and Wednesday November 8.

About

The Melbourne Athenaeum enriches Melbourne’s cultural and educational life by fostering public engagement with the arts and culture, and supporting creativity. 

A Management Committee of volunteers is responsible for the organisation’s governance, and every member joining the Melbourne Athenaeum becomes a custodian of a rich part of the city’s living history.

Patron

Our Patron is Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Governor of Victoria.

Committee of Management

A dedicated group of volunteers forms our Committee of Management, bringing expertise from numerous industries to their roles.

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Don Smith
President
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Barbara Gliddon
Vice-President
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Kevin Quigley
Treasurer
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Peter Buckingham
General Committee
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Marianne Dunham
General Committee
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Christine Gibbs
General Committee
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Helen Hargreaves
General Committee
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Chris Johnson
General Committee
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Anne Wallace
General Committee
Staff
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Sophie Arnold
Business Manager
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Lawana Coulson
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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David Pryor
Accountant
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Caroline Debevc
Bookkeeper
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Fiona Malcolm
Senior Librarian
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James Baker
Librarian
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Jill Semmens
Library Technician
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Aubrey Flood
Library Technician
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Shannon Parsons
Librarian (casual)
Volunteers

The Melbourne Athenaeum is indebted to its volunteers who provide invaluable assistance and make our organisation a special place to visit.

Perry Anderson, Lea Beranek, Rhonda Crandle, Norma Gates, Kimberley Hughes, Lynne Johnston, Moyra McAllister, Thomas McCrossan, Pat Miller, Susan Munro, Christine Perkins, Dallas Semmens, Elizabeth van Herk

Recent annual reports for the Melbourne Athenaeum.

Early annual reports of the Melbourne Mechanic's Institution and Melbourne Athenaeum are available in the history section of this website, or on our archives website.

Annual Report 2020
Presented April 2021
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Annual Report 2019
Presented July 2020
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Annual Report 2018
Presented April 2019
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Annual Report 2016
Presented April 2017
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Annual Report 2015
Presented May 2016
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Annual Report 2014
Presented May 2015
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Annual Report 2013
Presented April 2014
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Annual Report 2012
Presented May 2013
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Annual Report 2011
Presented April 2012
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Annual Report 2010
Presented April 2011
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