• 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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SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.

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Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
Monday closed

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010