• Students from the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies examine objects from the Classics and Archaeology Collection of the University of Melbourne Art Collection.

  • Giving

  • Could you live without art? Help us give every student the opportunity to make art a part of their education and life.

    Your support will help us make the collection a key part of the University of Melbourne’s courses and enable us to deliver world-class exhibitions that engage our local community.

    Giving to the Ian Potter Museum of Art will enable the museum’s unique collection to be used to teach students across disciplines and to inspire and enhance the understanding of art among the wider public.

    Supporting the collection: 

    The University of Melbourne’s art collection is made up of over 20,000 objects from the ancient to the contemporary, and has been formed largely through the generosity of its many donors—both alumni and friends. Significant gifts assist with the development of the collection for the benefit of future generations.

    If you would like to find out how you can make a difference to the Potter by giving please contact us on 8344 5148.


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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

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