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Function VF 83
Museums
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  • Use this Function for
    Museums
    Development / operation of Museum Victoria
    State collections of: natural history, history of human science, history of science and technology

  • Do not use this Function for
    braries

 
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Background

Early institutions in the Colony included the Museum of Natural History established in 1854.

In 1870, under the provisions of the Library Museums and National Gallery Act 1869 33 Vic., No.357, the Industrial and Technological Museum replaced the earlier institution. The Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria were appointed to jointly administer the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery until 1944.

In 1945 the Industrial and Technological Museum became the Museum of Applied Science, which in turn became the Institute of Applied Science in 1961 under the State Library, National Gallery, National Museum and Institute of Applied Science Act 1960. From 1971 the Science Museum and National Museum were amalgamated to form the Museum of Victoria.

From 1944 these institutions were administered by Trustees separately appointed for each body and later by Councils including the National Museum of Victoria and Science Museum of Victoria Councils from 1971.

In 1972 a Minister of the Arts was appointed and assumed responsibility in 1976 for museums, previously under the control of the Chief Secretary (VRG 26).




 
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    Arts VF 194
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Date of Responsibility Agency Title Agency Number
- 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1976 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1976 - 1992 Ministry for the Arts VA 1025
1983 - cont Council of the Museum of Victoria (from 1997 known as Museums Board of Victoria and from 1998 also known as Museum Victoria) VA 3152
1992 - 1996 Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism VA 3095
1996 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
 
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- 1855 Colonial Secretary VRG 16
1855 - 1976 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1976 - cont Arts VRG 61
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