Letterhead used by the Centro Italiano D'Arte (Italian Art Centre), early 1960s. The Centre was formed in 1962 in Melbourne by Italian migrants Ernesto Murgo and fellow artists Marcello D'Amico, P. Petrucelli and Vincenzo Basile. The Centre aimed to promote and gather together local Italian artists and exhibit their work.

Physical Description

Unused sheet of cream paper with letterhead at top. It includes in grey a shield logo, the words 'Centro Italiano D'Arte' and correspondence details.


This collection represents the efforts of Italian migrants to congregate local Italian artists, foster their talents and promote their output to the broader community. It demonstrates the importance for many migrants to nurture a collective cultural identity while positioning themselves within the wider Australian community.

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