Cultural Collections

Research and Publications

University of Melbourne Collections

The new twice-yearly magazine, University of Melbourne Collections, is published by the Cultural Collections Unit and the Publications Team, University of Melbourne Library. It covers all 30 of the University's cultural collections. The first issue appeared in November 2007 and was generously supported by the Friends of the Baillieu Library. It succeeds the University of Melbourne Library Journal. Contributions for future issues are most welcome. For further information please contact the editor, Belinda Nemec (

Download a copy of the guidelines for authors.

University of Melbourne Library Journal

The University of Melbourne Library Journal, published twice a year from 1993 to 2005, contains articles on the University's Library, Archives and Grainger Museum collections, including acquisitions, exhibitions and research. Past issues are held in the Periodicals collection on the lower ground floor of the Baillieu Library at UniM Baill P 027.79451 UNIV and also in Special Collections in the third floor reading room at UniM Baill SpC/UM f 027.79451 UNIV.

General Publications

Jason Benjamin & Emily Wubben, Architectural ornament: The history and art of Wilson Hall (available to purchase for $19.95 from Co-op Bookshop, Baillieu Library Building, University of Melbourne)

University of Melbourne Museums and Collections brochure (Pdf - 1Mb)

Helen Arnoldi, Managing volunteers in museums and cultural collections: ten things you should know (Publications, University of Melbourne Library, 2010). (Pdf - 1.4 Mb)

Chris McAuliffe & Peter Yule (eds), Treasures: Highlights of the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne (Melbourne University Publishing, 2003). See also:

The Art Collections

Books Launched for 150th

Culture on campus: University of Melbourne Parkville campus, Parkville, Vic.: University of Melbourne, 2003.

Belinda Nemec, 'University of Melbourne Cultural Collections', University of Melbourne Library Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, December 2004, pp. 11-14.

Robyn Sloggett, 'Significance: Its value for the better management of University of Melbourne collections', paper for Significance 2.0 Workshop, Collections Council of Australia, 30 April 2008.

Research and Publications on Individual Collections

Recent Publications

Architecture and Planning Library


Classics and Archaeology Collection

Donald Thomson Collection

Dookie Campus Historical Collection

Earth Sciences Rare Books

East Asian Collection, Baillieu Library

Grainger Museum

Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology

Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum

Herbarium Collection

Ian Potter Museum of Art

Legal Resource Centre Rare Books Collection

Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library Rare Collections

Map Collection: Rare and Historic Maps

Medical History Museum


Physics Museum

Print Collection, Baillieu Library

Special Collections, Baillieu Library

University of Melbourne Archives

University of Melbourne Art Collection

Victorian College of the Arts: VCA Art Collection

Zoology Museum

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