• Metal percussion six barrel pepperbox pistol Probably British, c. 1850–80s Eureka Historic Precinct excavations, 1997 Collection of Heritage Victoria

    Two wooden dominos Unknown, c. 19th century Excavated Cohen Place, Melbourne Collection of Heritage Victoria

  • Wednesday talk: The secret artefact collection

    Heritage Victoria's role in preserving the State's historical archaeology

    Wednesday 18 Jun 2014, 1.00- 1.30pm
    Jeremy Smith & Anne-Louise Muir

    This talk will highlight selected stories of objects in the exhibition whilst exploring the broader archaeological collection held by the State of Victoria, how and why it's stored and preserved as well as some of the research outcomes of the collection.

    Anne-Louise Muir has managed the eighty odd thousand artefacts that comprise Heritage Victoria's archaeological collection for the past 12 years and Jeremy Smith has been Senior Archaeologist at Heritage Victoria since 2002 and has worked on numerous excavations here and overseas.

    All welcome, no booking required.



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Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010