Indigenous Art and Culture

The University of Melbourne’s art and cultural collections include significant Indigenous Australian materials of art and culture. More than 90+ communities of origin are thought to be represented. This unique cultural richness continues to be valued by communities of origin who play a vital role in keeping these collections fresh.

© Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton

What's On

Stay connected with news and updates and explore our calendar of exhibitions and events highlighting significant art and materials from across the University’s Indigenous collections.

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The Place

The Place will be on the Parkville, Melbourne campus and will comprise a new purpose-built building, the refurbishment of the former Vice-Chancellor’s Residence, outdoor spaces and the creation of a new Ceremonial Space.

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Explore Collection

Explore collections including the Donald Thomson Collection, the Woodward Collection, the Leonhard Adam Collection, and the newly acquired Nancy Williams Library and learn more about new acquisitions, access and research.

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About Us

Meet our staff, partners and explore current vacancies in Indigenous collections. Learn more about the University’s strategic approach to Indigenous collections, including planning for a purpose-built home in the heart of the Parkville campus.

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