Flinders University Museum of Art
Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) is preserving and developing the Flinders University’s historical and contemporary art collections.
|Location||Flinders University, Sturt Rd, Social Sciences North, Bedford Park SA 5042|
|Type||University art museums and galleries|
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.
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.
The Collection covers four main areas:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
- European prints
- Post-object and Documentation
- Australian political posters
- Fiona Salmon Flinders University
- History | Flinders University Museum of Art
- Collections | Flinders University Museum of Art
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art | Flinders University Museum of Art
- European prints | Flinders University Museum of Art
- Post-object and Documentation art | Flinders University Museum of Art
- Australian political posters | Flinders University Museum of Art
- Contact the Museum | Flinders University Museum of Art