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  • Monash University Collection

    In 1961, with the foundation of the university, the first Vice Chancellor at Monash University, Louis Matheson, established an annual acquisition fund for the purchase of artworks by living Australian artists. The aim of the Monash University Collection was to support culture, to embellish the new buildings  and environments, and to inspire and engage students and staff through contemporary art. Built over five decades of scholarship, the Collection demonstrates the evolution of art and knowledge production in Australia, and extends from the key themes that have concerned Australian artists across half a  century.

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