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Villa Alba - Seeking a Board Secretary with knowledge, appreciation and passion for preserving Australia's Heritage

28 March 2017

Villa Alba was built and decorated between 1882 and 1884 and has been placed on the Register of the National Estate for its exceptionally high quality 19th century decorated interior, including rare examples of scenic mural paintings.


Villa Alba was a private home until bought by The Royal Women's Hospital in 1950. Much of the decoration was overpainted at that time. In 1984 Villa Alba was 'saved for the people' by a group chaired by (Sir) Rupert Hamer. Conservation work has been undertaken, whenever possible, to reveal the beautiful painted and stencilled decoration.The heritage garden has been re-created  and was dedicated as 'The R J Hamer Heritage Garden' by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Details

Name of Organization
Villa Alba Museum Incorporated

Web Address
www.villaalbamuseum.org

Organisation address
PO Box 436

Kew, VIC, 3101

NFP Sector
- Heritage / history

Background information
Villa Alba was built and decorated between 1882 and 1884 and has been placed on the Register of the National Estate for its exceptionally high quality 19th century decorated interior, including rare examples of scenic mural paintings.

Villa Alba was a private home until bought by The Royal Women's Hospital in 1950. Much of the decoration was overpainted at that time. In 1984 Villa Alba was 'saved for the people' by a group chaired by (Sir) Rupert Hamer. Conservation work has been undertaken, whenever possible, to reveal the beautiful painted and stencilled decoration.The heritage garden has been re-created and was dedicated as 'The R J Hamer Heritage Garden' by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

The property is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month.
Conservation work is ongoing and the long term aim is for Villa Alba to be established as a teaching museum of interior decoration.




Board Membership

Why are you seeking a Board/Committee membership?
We are seeking a Board Secretary, qualified to perform all functions of a Company Secretary, because that position on the VAMI Board is shortly to become vacant.

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be required to meet with the Villa Alba Board members. We seek a Company Secretary to join as a Board of Management Member. The applicant is required to be able to perform all functions of a Company Secretary and ACNC Compliance. Hopefully the applicant will have knowledge, appreciation and passion for preserving Australia's Heritage.

Describe your internal appointment process
The VAMI Board consists of 6 members - President Vice President Secretary Treasurer 2 Elected Members The Board is able to appoint up to 3 co-opted members with specific, needed skills. All Board Members stand for re-election at the AGM. If a Board position becomes vacant for any reason the Board can apply for applicants before the next AGM.

Meeting frequency/dates
Minimum 6 meetings per year plus AGM in mid to late November. We usually meet on a Wednesday from 6 pm. The meetings are spaced at 4-6 weeks apart with dates dependant on other commitments of all Board Members.

Meeting Locations
Meetings are held at Villa Alba Museum, 44 Walmer Street, Kew VIC

Specific Skills Sought
- Company Secretary.



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