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  1. 6 August 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 18 December 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  3. Podcast2 October 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  4. 30 June 2019 - Humanities

    The perfection of David

    Michelangelo’s statue of David is an iconic statement on physical perfection and continues to inspire emerging artists, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 9 August 2018 - Humanities

    Why you should go to MOMA at NGV

    A University of Melbourne art historian lists ten of the best works in the MoMA at NGV exhibition, on display until October 2018.

  6. 15 June 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Small pictures, big legacy: The 9 by 5 exhibition then and now

    The University of Melbourne's VCA is marking Australia’s influential 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition of 1889 with a new exhibition with the same small dimensions.

  7. 21 August 2015 - Humanities

    Bewitched and beguiled by art

    Over the course of his career, the University of Melbourne's Professor Charles Zika has led the study of witches and witchcraft as depicted in works of art.