Flinders University Museum of Art

Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) is preserving and developing the Flinders University’s historical and contemporary art collections.

Flinders University Museum of Art
Established1978
LocationFlinders University, Sturt Rd, Social Sciences North, Bedford Park SA 5042
TypeUniversity art museums and galleries
DirectorFiona Salmon[1]
Websitewww.flinders.edu.au/museum-of-art/


The Art Museum was formally established in 1978 by resolution of the Council of Flinders University to house an expanding collection of art, which since the first year of undergraduate teaching at the University in 1966, was being actively acquired to complement courses in Fine Arts.

First established in 1997 in Grote Street before relocating to the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace in 2003, the City Gallery made a substantial contribution to the cultural fabric of the State until its closure in June 2018.

From 2019 a dedicated gallery, co-located with the Art Museum at the University’s Bedford Park campus, presents diverse and inclusive curatorial projects that provoke enquiry and support innovative collaborations between regional and global partners.[2]


Collections

Since 1966 when the first acquisitions were made by the former Department of Fine Arts, the Flinders University Museum of Art collection has grown to more than 8,000 works, making it one of the largest University art collections in Australia.[3]

The Collection covers four main areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art[4]
  • European prints[5]
  • Post-object and Documentation[6]
  • Australian political posters[7]

The university collections may be viewed by appointment.[8]


References

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