Souvenirs of the Grand Tour: The Vizard Collection of Antiquities

Comprising of sixty objects this collection of antiquities was acquired by the Vizard Foundation and now forms an integral part of the Vizard Foundation Art and Antiquities Collection held at the University of Melbourne.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 28 April 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015

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Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Thursday 07 May 2015.
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This exhibition will present the collection, which includes Acheulian stone tools, ancient bronze weapons and utensils, Egyptian faience figurines, Greek and Cypriot ceramics, Roman glass and Byzantine jewellery, in its entirety for the first time. Supplemented with prints that relate to the Grand Tour the exhibition will explore the theme of the antiquarian imagination and the historical practice of collecting antiquities.