AMONG THE MANY TREASURES IN GOOLD’S LIBRARY, THE RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED A COMPLETE EDITION OF PIRANESI, ALSO RARITIES SUCH AS THREE PREVIOUSLY UNCATALOGUED HAND PRESSED ITEMS, PUBLISHED IN PARIS, RANGING FROM THE MID-16TH TO THE LATE 17TH CENTURY, WHICH WERE MADE BY EARLY WOMEN PRINTERS IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY. The research team also analysed the relationship between Goold and his architect William Wardell, which ultimately led to some of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world, including St Patrick’s— the largest Neo-Gothic Cathedral completed in the 19th century and some fifteen churches to Wardell’s design. The project resulted in a 2020 exhibition at Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building, The Invention of Melbourne. A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect , showing major works of art and architectural drawings from the collections of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne for the first time.
(Top): Charles Nettleton. St Patrick’s Cathedral in Construction. C. 1866. Albumen Silver Photograph, 16.4 x37 cm. Credit: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. (Below): Installation of the exhibition at the Old Treasury Building. The room in which the Baroque picture collection was partly displayed. Credit: The Old Treasury Melbourne. Credit: The Old Treasury Melbourne
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