• Works of Art On Campus

    Campus loans

    The Collections Management unit manages the loan and installation of works of art held in the University of Melbourne Art Collection to the faculties and non-academic divisions of the University of Melbourne. Works of art held in the collection are selected for display in office spaces for extended periods and their suitability depends upon a range of factors. These include the significance of the work of art and the characteristics of the office environment – the light levels, heating, wall space and level of security. Loans from the collection are made available to Deans, Heads of School, Vice-Principals, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, and when possible board rooms.

    To request a campus loan please contact the Collections Manager, Robyn Hovey, (03) 8344 7933. 



    Relocations and renovations

    The Collections Management unit is responsible for the relocation of any work in the University Art Collection before renovations and relocations of office spaces begin. If you are aware that your department building is being renovated or relocated please contact the Collections Manager, Robyn Hovey (03) 8344 7933, as soon as possible.


    Outward loans

    If you are requesting a work of art for loan in an exhibition please be aware that the Potter only lends to accredited art institutions and not to private individuals or commercial companies. If you would like to request a work of art for loan in an exhibition please send a formal request by email or post to the Potter’s Director. All loans are assessed on a case by case basis. Works on paper are not normally loaned for touring exhibitions.


    Lina Bryans, Bridge at Warrandyte, c.1959, oil on canvas on composition board, 76.5 x 63.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Dr Joseph Brown 1982

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