Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections

Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 22nd October 2011 – 15th April 2012

Attributed to The Painter of the Macinagrossa Stand, Apulian, Southern Italy, ‘Loutrophoros (a vessel bringing water for washing)’, c. 315 BCE, ceramic, height: 58.4 cm. Private collection, Melbourne

Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on October 22nd. the exhibition will feature objects from ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East – some over 5000 years old, and many presented for public display for the first time.

The exhibition’s curator Dr Andrew Jamieson says that ‘Melbourne is fortunate to have a number of important private collections of antiquities. These intricately crafted works from various collections reveal fascinating insights into ancient societies.Treasures is a wonderful display of some of selected works from around the world. This exhibition allows us to explore the history and culture of each piece as though we were collectors ourselves.’

Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Date: 22nd October 2011 till 15th April 2012. Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm: Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5pm.

Admission is free.

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