Take this rare opportunity to visit the ANU Classics Museum on a weekend and enjoy free parking.
The Classics Museum was established in 1962 by Professor Richard Johnson, Professor of Classics at ANU. Amongst its first acquisitions were an Attic wine bowl, a gold lion’s head earring, and some coins. From those early years the Museum developed steadily with the support of the University, loans from University House, the Australian National Gallery, the Parliament House Art Collection, and former students and others in Canberra who have acquired classical antiquities. The Friends of the Classics Museum, since their inception, have played an important role in acquiring items for the collection.
The collection was established for teaching purposes and is regularly used as a resource not only by Classics and Ancient History but also by colleagues in Art History, Archaeology, and the School of Art. Spanning the Mediterranean and beyond, the collection features examples of ancient art and objects of daily life from Greece, the Roman world, Egypt, and the Near East. It has areas of strength in domestic items, writing and commemoration, southern Italian pottery, and drama.
Days, dates and details:
The Museum will be open for two hours each day and you are free to browse for as little or as long as you like during this time. Your host will be on hand to give guidance and answer questions.
Where: Ground floor, AD Hope Building (14), end of Ellery Crescent, The Australian National University
Saturday 24 August 9-11am (hosted by Dr Paul Burton, Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Program Head, Classics and Ancient History, ANU)
Sunday 25 August 10.30am-12.30pm (Professor Elizabeth Minchin, Classics and Ancient History, School of Cultural Inquiry, ANU)
Sunday 8 September 10.30am-12.30pm (Professor Elizabeth Minchin, Classics and Ancient History, School of Cultural Inquiry, ANU)
Saturday 19 October 3-5pm (hosted by Dr Ioannis Ziogas, Lecturer in Classics, School of Cultural Inquiry, ANU)