NAAC2017

The seventh biennial conference will be held at the Royal Society of Victoria (8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Tel: (03) 9663 5259, Email: rsv@nullrsv.org.au) during 21 – 22 October 2017

There will be a behind the scenes tour and a look at the latest additions to the numismatic collection of the National Sports Museum at the MCG on the Friday afternoon (20 October).

A welcome reception and book launch is to be held on the Friday evening at the RACV Club (501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Tel: (03) 9944 8888, Email: clubmembership@nullracv.com.au). The dress code for the RACV Club can be found on their website here.

The conference dinner* will be at the Kelvin Club (14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Phone: (03) 9654  5711, Email: manager@nullkelvinclub.com) and the dress code for the Member’s Bar at the Kelvin Club is smart casual attire as a minimum. This means pants, collared shirts or sweaters, smart jeans preferred with a blazer for men, and for women – pants, dresses, smart jeans, blouses, skirts, sweaters.

Registration can be made online here and the fees are:

Full registration $175

NAA/NAV/RSV members $150

Partner registration (National Sports Museum Tour, Friday Evening Reception and Saturday Dinner) $80

The registration includes conference admission, the Friday afternoon tour of the National Sports Museum, the welcome function on the Friday evening at the RACV Club, and lunches and morning and afternoon teas for both the Saturday and Sunday served down stairs in the Burke & Wills Room; there is no discount for partial attendance. The conference is subsidised and supported by the Numismatic Association of Victoria.

Timetable and Abstracts

The timetable for the conference can be found NAAC2017 Timetable.

The abstracts for the conference can be found at NAAC2017 Abstracts.

National Sports Museum Tour

The National Sports Museum at the NSG have kindly offered to give attendees an exclusive behind the scenes tour, including a look at some of the latest acquisitions to their numismatic collection.

Transport to City

Taxi’s from the Airport to the City range between $60-$70 depending on the time of day.

The Skybus express bus service gets you in to Southern Cross Railway Station (previously known as Spencer Street) for $19 one way or $37 round trip.

Transport in City

The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website provides plenty of information on getting around Melbourne, including a Journey planner. Here’s a link to the PTV mobile apps that are available for your mobile devices.

Melbourne’s extensive Tram network should get you most places within the CBD. The Free Tram Zone covers all of the venues for the Conference. Tram operator Yarra Trams also have a useful tramTRACKER app.

Melbourne’s Train network is also an option for getting around the city and its environs, but you will need a Myki to access the network.

Taxis and Ride Sharing Services are also available throughout the city.

Accommodation

This Google Map Link shows accommodation nearest to the Royal Society of Victoria, which is next to Carlton Garden and the Melbourne Museum.

Please note: you should make your own arrangements for accommodation.

Things to do in and around Melbourne

Flinders Street Station

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The sporting and capital of Australia has plenty of cultural activity too. From galleries and museums through to the historic lane-ways and of course the shopping, there’s plenty to do.

The Melbourne Museum has a vast collection and has temporary exhibitions from near and far. The Immigration Museum is also part of Museums Victoria. The museum tells many thought provoking stores from all over the globe that all converge on Melbourne.

The Hellenic Museum would be of interest to many attendees, not only for its content but also because it was previously the home to the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint.

The iconic MCG is home to the National Sports Museum, which has an enviable collection of sporting memorabilia, including more than a few medals.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a great collection of world class art. As an added bonus The House of Dior exhibit will be running from the end of August through to early November.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square always has interesting exhibitions and events.

The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium has plenty of fishy stories to tell and one of the best penguin exhibits in the world.

For shoppers Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall is still a favourite, but the new Emporium is also very popular.

Numismatic Dealers

We have timed the Conference to start after the completion of Downies Australian Coin Auctions sale 325 on 17-19 October, which is to be held at the Box Hill Town Hall.

Downies Melbourne shop, previously in the Block Arcade, has moved across the river to Southgate.

The Universal Coin Company is located at 11 Centre Place.

I.S. Wright‘s Melbourne shop is located at 241 Lonsdale Street.

Max Stern & Co. have moved from their long standing home in the Port Phillip Arcade to a temporary pop-up at 244 Flinders Street, opposite Flinders Street Station.

Southern Cross Coins are a little further out of the CBD at 4 Station Street, Nunawading.

Further Afield

Melbourne as it is today owes its very existence to one thing, gold. And where better to experience the rush that it brings by visiting Sovereign Hill. The adjacent Gold Museum contains many a numismatic treasure that would make the trip to Ballarat worthwhile.

While we readily acknowledge South Australia’s superiority in wine growing, the Yarra Valley is still worth a visit if you have the time, and wish to stock up the cellar with a Pinot Noir.

The Great Ocean Road offers one of the most spectacular scenic coastal drives in the world.

 

*This is included within the Partner Registration, however there will be a supplementary fee of $55 for other attendees.