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UC Collections


The University has a wide variety of collections including:

  • UC Art Collection
  • Collection of the Australian National Museum of Education
  • The Economic Mineral and Geology Collections (the Matthais Collection)
  • The Ecology Wet and Dry Specimen Collection
  • The Indigenous Teaching Collection
  • The Nursing Collection
  • Rare Books and Clough Collections
  • Sporting Memorabilia Collections
  • The Gifts Collection
  • other small collections at faculty level

The wonderful collection of National Centre for Australian Children's Literature (NCACL) is also housed on UC campus and managed independently by NCACL. NCACL is turning 50th on 12th March 2024. You can learn more about them here and join the celebration:

What's happening in the UC Collections space?

The University has great potential for an engaging and activated network of Collections of significance that tells the story of the people and places of UC and Ngunnawal country. To embrace such potential, we are currently working on:

  • Reviewing strategies, policies and procedures of the collection,
  • Our storage space, database, documentation and labelling,
  • Developing a more cohesive and curatorial approach to the accession and display of artworks throughout the campus.

For enquiries and feedback about UC Collections, please contact UC Collections Coordinator Zora at


I am a current UC staff member, can I loan an artwork from UC Collections to make my office more welcoming?

At the moment, full-time ongoing staff members working in-person from their office (private or shared) on Bruce Campus can request an internal loan of 1-3 artworks from the UC Art Collection depending on the size of the office. However, with the limited number of items available, we encourage staff to consider if they would actually prefer to bring their personal items in to decorate private office space.

Steps for internal loans:

  1. Email your initial enquiry to the Art Collection Staff at
  2. Send through a service request once the artwork is chosen. Any questions about this process can be discussed with the collection staff. Please follow the steps:
    • Login to Staff Portal;
    • Go to 'Operations portfolio' menu and select 'Campus Estate';
    • Under 'About Us' section, select 'Our Services/Request Services', go to the service portal by clicking 'Campus Estate Service Portal';
    • Login in with your UC Staff account and follow the prompts. Select 'Art Collection' for Category. Make sure to be clear about the contact, what the artwork is, and where you want the artwork to be installed exactly;
    • By submitting the service request, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions for internal loans.