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Monash University Museum Of Art and Ian Potter Sculpture Court

Architect: Kerstin Thompson Architects in collaboration with Simon Ellis and Fiona Harrison

Monash University | MU06

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is a free art museum located at Monash Caulfield that showcases innovative, experimental and research-based contemporary art and curatorial practice. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects in collaboration with Simon Ellis and Fiona Harrison, MUMA and the adjacent Ian Potter Sculpture Court have transformed what were previously back-of house areas into a focal point for occupation, dialogue and exchange. MUMA’s external canopy creates a stitching device across the precinct and doubles as a threshold and event space bridging internal gallery spaces with the external court. The latter is a rotating site for the display of commissioned public artworks, some of which have gone on to occupy permanent locations on the campuses. From Dandenong Road, MUMA is announced by Silverscreen (2010), a specially commissioned art installation by Australian artist Callum Morton. The design has won the Australian Institute of Architects Victoria Marion Mahoney Award 2011 and Public Alterations and Additions Award 2011; AILA Victoria Award for Urban Design 2011; IDEA Institutional Interior Design Award 2011; and World Architecture Festival Awards – Garden and Landscape Awards shortlist 2011.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Access available to exhibition during gallery open hours.

  • Tour Type: MU06

  • Tour Details: Architect, landscape architect, staff and volunteers will be at hand to provide further information

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Education

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Year Built: 2010

  • Website:

  • Transport: Caulfield Station is located directly opposite the campus. Tram Stop 57: Route 3 and 3a and bus routes 624 and 900. A free shuttle service will run between Monash Caulfield and Clayton, and Clayton and Peninsula campuses. Free parking available.

  • Photo Credit: Trevor Mein


Building F, 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East, Monash University Caulfield campus, VIC


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