Ancient Lives: Curator’s Talk - Ian Potter Museum of Art

Ancient Lives: Curator’s Talk

07 Oct 2023

Homo Faber: Materials, methods and making in the Graeco-Roman world

This event is part of Craft Contemporary 2023, an annual festival delivered by Craft Victoria

Join co-curator Dr Caroline Tully to hear about ancient ceramic and glass-making techniques from the Graeco-Roman world, and how they underpin contemporary craft practices.

This talk accompanies the exhibition Ancient Lives, which provides a glimpse into life in the Greek and Roman worlds, through everyday, ritual and luxury objects from the University of Melbourne’s Classics and Archaeology Collection.

The Classics and Archaeology Collection is one of the cornerstones of object-based learning at the University of Melbourne. From the origins of the Collection in 1901 with the donation of five Egyptian papyri, it has played an important role in teaching and research. Now managed by the Museums and Collections department, it has continued to grow through donations and purchases to encompass over 300 objects, with significant holdings of Classical, Cypriot and Near Eastern material.

Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) is an annual festival delivered by Craft Victoria – the largest celebration of craft and design in Victoria. The festival brings together practitioners, educators, industry, and craft lovers to explore material practice as it is today. See, touch, experience and be inspired by 150+ art experiences, including exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, workshops and open studios.

FREE event, no bookings required.