• 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.


Latest News

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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Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
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