Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane
Brisbane City, Australia

Museum of Brisbane is a city Museum located in Brisbane, Australia. The Museum, affectionately known as MoB, explores the people, places and stories of Brisbane. Located on the top floor of the city’s heritage listed City Hall, the Museum is part of the living history of the city, exploring how Brisbane and its people change over time.

The Museum is an avid supporter of the city’s artists, designers, writers, artisans and historians, presenting an evolving program of exhibitions with associated talks, workshops, tours, and children’s activities. The Museum of Brisbane collection includes The Easton Pearson Archive, the largest collection from a single fashion house held by a public art gallery or museum in Australia.

The first major exhibition from the Easton Pearson Archive, 'The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive', invited people to go behind the scenes of the iconic fashion house, Easton Pearson. The Australian label led by the dynamic and creative partnership of Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, operated from 1989 to 2016. Easton Pearson was known for its bold aesthetic, characterised by daring patterns, colourful creations, ornate embroidery, meticulous beading and artisanal approach.

The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane has been made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design. The Archive consists of more than 3,300 garments donated by Dr Eliadis through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program in 2017. In 2018, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson donated more than 5,000 items of supporting material.

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Museum of BrisbaneLevel 3, Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide St
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Australia
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Opening hours
Monday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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