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The Ian Potter Museum of Art

During the redevelopment our galleries are closed, however we will still present a regular program of events at different venues. To find out what’s happening and when, please subscribe to the Potter’s newsletter.


The Ian Potter Museum of Art was founded in 1972 and is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. Housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, the Potter has staged over 515 exhibitions during the course of its 46-year history. Its exhibitions and associated programs have supported countless artists, curators, writers and academics and have made a significant contribution to the cultural and social wealth of the University community – especially students – as well as to the City of Melbourne and the State of Victoria.

The Potter manages the University of Melbourne Art Collection, which holds works ranging from antiquity to contemporary art, including international and Australian Indigenous material culture and works by major Australian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art

800 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3010

03 8344 5148

*Currently closed whilst under development*
Tues to Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun 12pm – 5pm

The Ian Potter Museum of Art

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