University of Melbourne Magazine

A new life for Qld Quad

  • Ancestral Memory exhibition, 2019 | © The Artists | Picture: Christian Capurro

    With its iconic archways and bold architectural presence, the Old Quad is the foundational building of the Parkville campus and endures as the strongest connection to the University’s fledgling years.

    An extensive restoration, completed in 2019, has returned the 160-year-old North Wing and areas of the East Wing to their original design, allowing for the display of items from the University’s cultural collections, including a dedicated temporary exhibition space in the Treasury Gallery.

    The heritage-listed architectural features and historic furniture demonstrate the early history of this original University of Melbourne building.

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