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New Contemporary Art Museum

Justene Williams, Your Boat My Scenic Personality of Space, 2012, 2 channel HD video. Source: Michael Buxton Collection.

Deborah Stone, ‘What Melbourne’s new contemporary art museum means for artists’ ArtsHub, 3 December 2014

Property developer and philanthropist Michael Buxton today announced that he will donate his major collection of Australian contemporary art to form a new contemporary art museum in Melbourne arts precinct.

The Michael Buxton Centre of Contemporary Art (MBCOCA),will open in 2017 to house  Buxton’s collection of more than 300 works by 53 artists including Howard Arkley, Ricky Swallow, Tracey Moffat, Emily Floyd, Patricia Piccinini and Bill Henson.

The collection, worth more than $10 million, will be augmented by another more than $10 million to fund a purpose-built new museum, which will be part of the University of Melbourne, housed in a purpose-built museum building with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) in Southbank.

Read more here (may involve paywall).

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