Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

As a university-based art museum, the Ian Potter Museum of Art offers distinctive experiences to visitors. Like the University itself, the Potter is committed to research, teaching and the enhancement of the cultural and intellectual life of the community.

Selections from the University of Melbourne Art Collection are always on display, presenting art works and cultural artefacts collected over some 150 years. The Potter's displays range from classical antiquity to contemporary art. Our changing exhibition program brings art from around Australia and the world to Melbourne. Together, our exhibitions, publications and education programs offer access to the latest research and debate on art, history and contemporary culture.


The University of Melbourne Art Collection includes:

Christine O'Loughlin's sculpture 'Cultural Rubble' on the building facade and Napier Waller's Leckie Window in the main foyer;

Russell and Mab Grimwade Collection;

Classics and Archaeology Collection;

Ewing Collection;

Rupert Bunny Collection;

Hugh Ramsay Collection;

Norman Lindsay Collection;

Norman Macgeorge and the 'Fairy Hills' circle;

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack Collection;

Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture;

Australian Art of the 20th Century;

Gerard Herbst Poster Collection;

Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s.