From the city's first brick, to Moomba relics and a significant collection of public art, Melbourne’s most significant objects can be seen together for the first time on a new website. Since the 1850's the City of Melbourne has collected 8000 items of cultural material valued at $64 million, including public art and memorials, mayoral portraits, contemporary art, historical artefacts, photography and many other treasures. The website comprises nine categories: treasures; public art; Council and Town Hall; contemporary art; managing a city; events; Aboriginal Melbourne; photography and miscellaneous Melbourne. More than 1000 items have already been uploaded to the site, with another 3000 to go online over the next year. Visit the City Collection website to browse the collection.
Image: Ron ROBERTSON-SWANN, Vault 1980, steel, paint, Commissioned by the City of Melbourne, 1980, 615 x 1184 x 1003 cm. City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.