Museums in Parkville

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Museums in Parkville

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,044 contributions
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was born in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. He spent much of his life overseas, where he won acclaim as a pianist, arranger, folklorist and composer. The Grainger Museum, on the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, is said to be the only museum devoted to a single individual in Australia. Currently, the museum features Grainger's devotion to self-flagelation. It's best to check on opening hours before you go. By the way, I think the exterior of the museum is ugly, but the exhibitions are interesting.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • NZer_101
    Christchurch, New Zealand283 contributions
    Found my way to this spot within Melbourne University only to find it closed. Several other university museums were either not accessible to the public or had nothing on display. Others were open and marvellous, like the Grainger.
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    OK first thing is first - this museum can be a little hard to find. Partly because ... well it's just hard to find on campus. Google maps don't help, signage for some aspects of the university is great but this little collection doesn't rate a mention for the most part. And nobody you ask knows where it is.

    But if you do persist and find it then you'll climb up to the second floor to be presented with ... a library. And off to one side is a room that is more full of Indigenous artworks and the like than anything pertaining to medical history. It's a pretty small collection to be honest. Nicely laid out - very nicely in fact - but it's such a small collection it's hard to feel satisfied.

    Around the library are a few other pieces of interest but honestly you can give this one a miss unless you have a particular bent for the medical.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Alys-Schatzi
    Melbourne, Australia902 contributions
    Getting to Sidney Myer Asia Centre is easy: it is beside Gate 4 of the University of Melbourne, facing the tram stop on Swanston Street. Asialink is on the fourth level. A lecture theatre, display spaces, research resources, meeting rooms etc occupy the remainder of the building. There is a program of seminars, public lectures and so on, linking Australia's arts community, scholars etc with Asian counterparts. You'll need to look at websites to find out what's available to the public during your Melbourne stay.
    Written 13 December 2014
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