City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection store tour

Join the City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection for a tour of the collection store at Melbourne Town Hall.

Open Day

Event Details

Category

Open Day

Event Starts

Jul 26, 2024 10:00

Event Ends

Jul 27, 2024 15:20

Add to Calendar 07/26/2024 12:00 AM 07/27/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection store tour Join the City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection for a tour of the collection store at Melbourne Town Hall.
Venue

Melbourne Town Hall

Location

Melbourne Town Hall, Administration Building, 120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join the City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection during Open House Melbourne for a tour of the collection store at Melbourne Town Hall.

 

In 2022, after 22 years on the periphery of the central city grid, the City of Melbourne’s Art and Heritage Collection Store moved back to its original home: Melbourne Town Hall. This once-in-a-generation relocation has had an exciting impact on the way the collection is stored and showcased. Open storage display is now the key to the collection’s presentation, and closely tracks what is developing as a global trend. Emblematic of this change is the collection’s shift back to the civic heart of Melbourne, while many other collections are moved to faceless stores in outer suburbs.

By any standard the City of Melbourne’s art and heritage collection is eclectic. The collection comprises over 13,000 items, including public art maquettes, street art, Moomba, Olympics, photography, works by First Nations artists, books, plans, Council and ceremonial and contemporary art including artworks related to the Metro Tunnel Project.

Visitors will gain exciting insights into the history of Melbourne and have the opportunity to see items they’ve never seen before including contemporary art, historical artefacts, books and plans, street art, photography and more.
 
Tours will be led by guides who will identify key artworks and artefacts in the collection store.

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