Classics and Archaeology Classics and Archaeology Collection

The Collection

The Classics and Archaeology Collection forms part of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne and is one of the University’s 31 cultural collections.

Objects are on display in the Classics and Archaeology Gallery located on Level 1 of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, Carlton.

For further information about the Classics and Archaeology Collection contact the Lecturer-Curator in Classics and Archaeology, Andrew Jamieson, on telephone (03) 8344 3403 or email asj@

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.