Founded in 1913, the Castlemaine Art Museum has a unique collection of Australian art and fascinating historical artefacts reflecting the early history of the district.
Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) is a company limited by guarantee and is administered in the public interest to collect, preserve and display works of art, to present their history and background and provide community enrichment. CAM’s directors are a combination of directors elected by CAM’s members and directors appointed by the Board. Private trustees own the building and the collection which CAM administers. State and local government support is provided, and the gallery has a strong tradition of support from benefactors, local families, artists and patrons.
Founded in 1913 by public subscription, the Castlemaine Art Museum collection now comprises of Australian art and fascinating historical artefacts reflecting the early history of the district. The beautiful art deco building with purpose-built galleries is a work of art itself. It dates from 1931 and has had several extensions since then.
Official opening of Gallery and Museum Building by Lord Somers, Governor of Victoria, on 18th April 1931.