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The Ian Potter Museum of Art houses the University of Melbourne Art Collection. The collection is rich and varied and has major holdings of Australian art in all media from the early nineteenth century to the present day, as well as holdings of European art, International indigenous art and classics and archaeology. Numbering 20,000 works, these diverse holdings form the largest university art collection in Australia.
You will find more information on the University of Melbourne Art Collection and its development by reading the Introduction to the Potter below and exploring Search the Collection.
William Strutt, Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia 1852, c.1887, oil on canvas, 75.7 x 156.6 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973
Now open, The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.