University Art Collection

The University of Melbourne art collection is the largest University art collection in Australia compromising around 18,000 works. The collection includes major holdings of paintings, prints and drawings, ceramics, and sculpture - including contemporary Australian Art, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

The University Art Collection is displayed in curated exhibitions across cultural venues on campus, and is accessible through teaching and learning programs.

Within the University Art Collection are a number of significant named collections, from the Rupert Bunny Collection, to the Michael Buxton Collection. The University Art Collection also includes the Classics and Archaeology Collection and Leonhard Adam Collection of Indigenous Cultures with a focus on the Oceanic region. Discover more about these collections and works of art below, or search the collections database online.