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This exhibition of objects on loan from the Australian Institute of Archaeology (Melbourne), complements the the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s display of the University of Melbourne’s Classics and Archaeology Collection. The selected objects demonstrate the diversity of materials used in early writing in Egypt and Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), and the range of uses where writing was employed. This exhibition was initiated by Tony Sagona, head of the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology, and developed by Christopher J Davey, director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology.
To coincide with the Richard Avedon People exhibition, the Potter will host a free screening of the widely acclaimed documentary Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
The film will be screened at 2pm each day from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm