City of Melbourne Collection

City of Melbourne Collection

This collection incorporates the Melbourne Open Air Sculpture Museum. It has approximately 4000 historical and contemporary objects including architectural plans, photographs, civic and ceremonial objects, sister city gifts, commemorative objects, and a visual art collection. It is used for research and for long and short term exhibitions. The Open Air Sculpture Museum is a collection of heritage and contemporary monuments and sculptures in public spaces.

Address: 
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC
Tel: 
0396588789
Hours: 
Melbourne Town Hall - by appointment or Town Hall Open Days ; Artwork in public spaces - accessible 24 hours
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Guided tours (by appointment), wheelchair access
Collection: 
4000 items
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Items

Sculpture

"Another View" Walking Trail - Pathway of the Rainbow Serpent

"Another View" Walking Trail - Pathway of the Rainbow Serpent
Creator:
Megan Evans, Robert Mate Mate, Ray Thomas, Vicki Jones (photographer)
Description:
Walking trail encompassing the Koori heritage of Melbourne
Date:
1995

Vase

Creator:
Sevres (France)
Description:
Ceramic standing vase, urn shaped with blue glaze ground. Front panel depicting the Armorial Coat of Arms of the City of Melbourne
Date:
1880
Item Id Number:
MC006386

Architectural Drawing

Plan of People's Theatre and Circus Building

Plan of People's Theatre and Circus Building
Description:
Ink and watercolour on paper
Date:
1905
Item Id Number:
MC011700

Painting

Portrait of Alderman Samuel Amess

Portrait of Alderman Samuel Amess
Creator:
Tom Roberts
Description:
Oil on canvas
Date:
1886
Item Id Number:
MC006297

Monument

The Burke and Wills Monument

The Burke and Wills Monument
Creator:
Charles Summers
Description:
Bronze and stone memorial depicting the pioneer explorers Burke and Wills
Date:
1865
Item Id Number:
MC012284