Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

Friends of the ANU Classics Museum - overview
Attic skyphos, owl and olive sprigs. c. mid 5th cent B.C. From the collection of the ANU Classics Museum.

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.

Established in 1985, the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum aim to promote the interests of the Museum and encourage interest in antiquity in the wider community. The Friends organise public lectures on the culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and its manifestations in our own world, and they host an annual dinner and organize ‘Happy Hours’ in the Classics Museum collection. They raise funds to support the aims and activities of the Classics Museum and its collection.

A round up of the activities of the Friends during 2023 is contained in the Report of the President, Ros Jackson, to the Annual General Meeting held on 8 Februaury 2024.

The Friends’ Committee has several fund-raising items available for purchase which are unique to the Museum and illustrate objects from the collection.  They include an attractive tote bag, greeting cards and mugs, which can be purchased by either cash or card from the merchandise stand at our events. 

The Friends operate as a group under a written constitution which sets out the formal objectives of the group and rules regarding: management of funds, the operation of the Committee of the Friends, and other procedural matters concerning the group.

The Classics Museum offers a range of guided tours and programs facilitated by the Curator and the Volunteer Guides who run a free monthly public tour on the second Friday of each month.

How to become a Friend

Simply complete the form (see link below) and forward it to the Treasurer at the address on the form, or just send your email address to
By signing up, you will receive email advice of our forthcoming events.

The form also shows how to make a donation to the FCM. These are always welcome, as they represent the largest part of our income. As these donations are used to promote the Museum’s role in disseminating knowledge and stimulating interest in the ancient world in the wider community, Friends are invited to contribute and to decide the amount they wish to give.  
You can donate using the form below or you can donate online.

Committee of the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

President: Ros Jackson
Secretary: Helan Beard
Treasurer: Neville Potter
Committee members: Philip Finley, Roger Fisher, Margo Geering, Robyn Holt, Sue Jorgensen, Elizabeth Minchin, Georgia Pike-Rowney (Curator, ex officio), Hugh Preston

Updated:  26 March 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications