The Committee, lead by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum, last revised and registered in 2007. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules here.
You can view the current rules of the organisation here.
Much of our city’s standing as Australia’s cultural capital can be traced back to the Melbourne Athenaeum and the role it played in the early promotion and development of music, visual arts, literature and theatre.
The Melbourne Athenaeum Library provides a remarkable ambience and acoustic for intimate live music performances, and some of the city’s most acclaimed classical, jazz and contemporary artists have enjoyed performing amongst the bookshelves.
Inventi Ensemble artistic director Ben Opie said the opportunity to “throw in some interesting and challenging repertoire” was rare and that the musicians particularly enjoyed the chance to chat with the audience after a performance.
Music performances are included in a Melbourne Athenaeum membership and members’ guests can attend for a nominal fee.