Circling Architecture

Architectural floor plan of museum building, with white markings on purple background
Alan Pert

Grainger Museum Gate 13, Royal Parade Parkville

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Rich in symbolism, circles can be connected with concepts of completion and eternity. Applied to museum architecture, circularity and roundness suggest unending stories and non-linear histories. In this talk, Professor Alan Pert will explore the distinctive circular nature of the Grainger within the context of other round buildings.

Professor Alan Pert, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, lectures in Architecture and curatorship.

Tickets are free

In 2021 Museums and Collections invited artist and curator Dr David Sequeira to be the University’s inaugural Creative Researcher in Residence at the Grainger. The building was emptied of its contents and David was given access to Grainger’s collection of manuscripts, musical instruments and personal effects.

#brownmaninawhitemuseum is a suite of new installations, curatorial interventions, talks and performance resulting from this residency.

Due to issues associated with the sexually explicit nature of some of this material, viewing is by Public Programs and restricted to ages 18+