Events

Treasures from the University of Tasmania Collections

Summary

An exhibition presented as part of the Academy Gallery University Museum of Art and Science “pilot” exhibition program.

Start Date

28th Apr 2017 5:30pm

End Date

13th Aug 2017 5:30pm

Venue

Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

E: tcota.admin@utas.edu.au; or T: 6324 4400

Egyptian Bust Fragment

Image credit: Egyptian Quartzite Bust Fragment (detail). Courtesy of the John Elliott Classics Museum, University of Tasmania.

Exhibition opening guest speaker: Professor Mike Calford, Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania
Exhibition curators: Distinguished Professor Jeff Malpas & Dr Malcom Bywaters
Exhibition opening: 5.30 – 7pm Friday 28 April
Exhibition dates: 28 April – 13 August

Contemporary research is dominated by the use of visual objects and physical material to excite, inform, provoke and challenge. Treasures from the University of Tasmania Collections showcases the high quality and rich research resources held by the University of Tasmania. The exhibition aims to bring to public attention the diversity of research material held by the University of Tasmania. Treasures displays the beautiful, the precious, the odd, the unusual, the subtle and significant that is used by our University academics as vehicle for Object Based Teaching and Learning. The University of Tasmania has a diverse holding of research material that includes the Fine Art and Classical Antiquities Collections, but also medicine, pharmacy, geology and engineering & Australian Maritime College – to name a few.

The Collections held by the University of Tasmania represent a major academic resource for the University, Tasmania and the nation. Our University Collections are “treasures” that encompass the variable of academic research, visual creativity and object based teaching and learning deliverables. Importantly the Collections contain items of Australian and international significance. Our Collections speak to the past and project to a future that combine the arts and sciences.

Treasures from the University of Tasmania Collections presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania Collections as part of the Academy Gallery University Museum of Art and Science “pilot” exhibition program.