Is this the earliest depiction of a dodo in art?
A University of Melbourne expert says the Jagiellonian arrases – tapestries in Poland – may contain what could be the earliest known depiction of a dodo.
A new musical by a University of Melbourne composer - Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender - uses the letters sent by Australians to detained asylum seekers.
Our flesh after fifty
Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art
The remarkable journey of Leonardo’s inscrutable masterpiece
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, known as the Lady with an Ermine has had an extraordinary history, explains a University of Melbourne expert.
Putting diversity centre stage
A new production puts emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that challenge us, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The artistry of geology
Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.
The diversity of the globalised cultural economy
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how understanding context can help us change the lives of artists and cultural workers for the better.
To bear witness in dangerous times
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
The oddities of existing things
Lecturer in Islamic Art, Professor Stefano Carboni discusses a key piece of Islamic literature that attempted to catalogue life, universe and everything.
What can the arts do in the face of climate change?
The arts plays a role in climate change awareness, but it can do more, helping to define global ecological citizenship says a University of Melbourne expert.