Thing of Beauty

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The restoration of the interior of Parliament House, Melbourne is a time-consuming and delicate process-making replicas and replacing the Victorian baroque moulded plaster decorations, applying gold-leaf less than a thousandth of an inch thick, retouching the highlights of the mouldings and repainting the walls and surrounds with the original sky-blue - but the result is both eccentric and splendid

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Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

producer

John Fife

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Unknown

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012499

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melbourne (Vic.)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Conservation and restoration

Places → Melbourne (Vic.)

Short films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

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