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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
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.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.rn
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pmrn
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pmrn