Museums and collections go virtual

As with most cultural institutions around the world, the University of Melbourne’s many museums and galleries are temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although our many great exhibitions are not open and associated events have had to be postponed, there is still much happening behind the scenes to ensure the collections continue to support teaching and learning as well as remain virtually available to the wider community.

Object Based Learning content is being moved online with video clips and digital surrogates to ensure students still have access to the University’s rich holdings and curatorial staff expertise. Work is also continuing to ensure that, once the current situation passes, the University’s many exhibitions and displays will be ready for the enjoyment of students, staff and campus visitors.

Until we can again welcome visitors back to our many museums and gallery spaces, we encourage you to take the opportunity to explore the collections online via the Museums and Collections website.

Christine O'Loughlin, Cultural Rubble [detail], University of Melbourne Art Collection, Ian Potter Museum of Art. Commissioned by the University of Melbourne with funds provided by the Ian Potter Foundation 1993

Image: Christine O'Loughlin, Cultural Rubble [detail], University of Melbourne Art Collection, Ian Potter Museum of Art. Commissioned by the University of Melbourne with funds provided by the Ian Potter Foundation 1993