Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict explores three decades of fieldwork conducted by The University of Melbourne in Syria within the context of the current conflict and destruction. The exhibition more broadly considers how objects that have been lost, stolen or destroyed nevertheless remain part of collections and are the subject of ongoing research. The University […]

Presented as part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival. The Old Melbourne Gaol closed in 1924 and all but one cell block was converted for modern use. Join our friendly tour guides for a guided tour to discover the ‘forgotten stories’ from the former justice precinct. Visitors will be guided through the existing cell […]

Not As The Songs of Other Lands explores the political, economic and cultural aspirations revealed by artistic representations of the land in Australian and American art during the nineteenth century. By comparing and contrasting Australian and American approaches, Not As The Songs of Other Lands references notions of the sublime and tensions between rural and urban landscapes […]