• Early writing in Egypt and Mesopotamia

    6 Aug 2005 to 19 Feb 2006
    Guest curator: Christopher J Davey

    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. 

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We look forward to letting you know our exciting 2015 program in the new year and remind you that we will be closed for summer holidays from Wednesday 24 December, reopening on Tuesday 6 January 2015.


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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010