Collections Management

Collections Management

THE ANU CLASSICS MUSEUM IS CLOSED FOR HAIL REMEDIATION WORKS ON THE AD HOPE BUILDING UNTIL JUNE 2024 (DATE TBC). The collections have been transferred to secure storage. Alternative offerings for schools and community groups with the hands-on teaching collection are available during the closure, please contact for details

Collections Management Plan

The purpose of this management plan is to outline the contents and significance of the collection, and to provide a plan to ensure the Collection’s long-term survival and research capability. This plan also articulates the Classics Museum’s approach to engagement, activation, conservation, acquisition and repatriation.

The Collections Management Plan complies with the ANU Collections Policy (ANUP_000369). The Plan is written in line with A Guide to Developing a Collection Management Plan for the Collections at the Australian National University (Dunstan 2018) and Significance 2.0: A Guide to Assessing the Significance of Collections (Russell and Winkworth, 2009).

This plan is aligned with ANU Collection 2023 Strategic Priorities (for more information visit the ANU Collections SharePoint site)

This plan was prepared by Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney, Friends’ Lecturer and Curator, ANU Classics Museum.

The Collections Management Plan refers to the following collections:

Museum Collection: The collection displayed in the ANU Classics Museum comprises a little over 600 objects from the ancient Mediterranean world: examples of ceramics, metalwork, glassware, writing, and sculpture from the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds, extending from Britain to Cyprus, North Africa and the Near and Middle East.

Teaching Collection: In addition to the Museum Collection, in 2022 Emeritus Professor Graeme Clarke donated over 450 fragments and objects as a new hands-on teaching collection to enhance the educational outreach activities of the ANU Classics Museum. These items include those stemming from excavations conducted by Professor Clarke at Jebel Khalid in Syria, a Hellenistic site on the banks of the Euphrates River, undertaken between 1986 and 2010.

Updated:  30 January 2024/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications