Fantastic Floor Talks!

A treat for the school holidays, these Floor Talks are pithy introductions to the Collection and Temporary Exhibition and open to everyone.

Golden Dragon Museum – A Brief Introduction 11.00am daily From Saturday 29 June.

Learn something of highlights of the Museum’s 30,000 Collection of Chinese heritage and cultural objects and discover why there are dragons in Bendigo.

‘Victoria’s Goldfields: Chinese Curiosities from Heritage Victoria’ – Co-Curator’s Floor Talk 2.00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Temporary exhibitions make a welcome return to the Museum with this wonderful collaborative exhibition between the Museum and Heritage Victoria. Victoria’s Goldfields presents small vignettes of the Chinese presence across Victoria from the mid-1800s into the 20th century and showcases the significant collection of artefacts held by Heritage Victoria that relate to and show evidence of the Chinese diaspora across the state.

This program of Temporary Exhibitions and its associated activities are funded through the City of Greater Bendigo’s Community Grants Program.

Victoria’s Goldfields: Chinese Curiosities from Heritage Victoria is a collaborative exhibition between Golden Dragon Museum and Heritage Victoria. It presents small vignettes of the Chinese presence across Victoria from the mid-1800s into the 20th century and showcases the significant collection of artefacts held by Heritage Victoria that relate to and show evidence of the Chinese diaspora across the state.

With objects that are frequently small in size, but significant in their stories, Victoria’s Goldfields shows items that help to locate Chinese communities throughout Victorian history and shine a light on stories and times that have been all too often lost to history. The exhibition also speaks to the archaeological method of investigation, analysis, and identification used by heritage archaeologists as they search for relics from the past and strive to reveal their hidden and sometimes elusive stories.

More Associated Activities

More Associated Activities will be listed here throughout the exhibition’s run.

Figure, Stone. Mid 19th century
Heritage Victoria Historical
Archeology Collection