The Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum documents the Classics and Archaeology Collection of the University of Melbourne, which is located at the Ian Potter Musuem of Art. The Virtual Museum is a collaborative project of the Centre for Classics & Archaeology, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and ArtsIT.
New Exhibition - Souvenirs of the Grand Tour: The Vizard Collection of Antiquities
Ian Potter Museum of Art, 25 April to 25 September 2015
Comprising of sixty objects this collection of antiquities was acquired by the Vizard Foundation and now forms an integral part of the Vizard Foundation Art and Antiquities Collection held at the University of Melbourne.
This exhibition will present the collection, which includes Acheulian stone tools, ancient bronze weapons and utensils, Egyptian faience figurines, Greek and Cypriot ceramics, Roman glass and Byzantine jewellery, in its entirety for the first time. Supplemented with prints that relate to the Grand Tour the exhibition will explore the theme of the antiquarian imagination and the historical practice of collecting antiquities.