The University of Melbourne’s cultural collections are unrivalled among Australian universities, spanning historical and contemporary collections across visual arts, cartography, medical history, zoology, archives and more, including significant collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. Collections are cared for by central University departments, including the Museums and Collections department, Faculties and schools and Student and Scholarly Services. The social and cultural impact of our expansive collections is an integral part of the University’s Cultural Commons Strategy.