Located on the first floor of the Baillieu Library and opened in March 2014, the Gallery was made possible by the generous bequest of University of Melbourne alumna Dr Noel Shaw. Exhibitions in the Noel Shaw Gallery feature materials from across the University's Archives and Special Collections, with a focus on the opportunities for curriculum engagement.
Here Lives Our Culture 斯文在兹 explores cultural materials drawn from more than 20,000 items in the University of Melbourne’s Rare East Asian Collection. To reflect the experience of a traditional Chinese library, the exhibition is organised around the four-category system used in ancient China: Classics, History, Masters, and Literature. China has an extensive history of collecting and classifying books, and libraries have long sat at the heart of its cultural knowledge production. Inspired by the Analects of Confucius and encompassing materials from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, Here Lives Our Culture invites you to learn, share, and connect through our collections at the Baillieu Library.
Find out more about past exhibitions in the Noel Shaw
Exhibitions in the Noel Shaw are part of a range of programs and events featuring Archives and Special Collections materials. Find out What's On.
Gallery opening hours
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends and public holidays during Baillieu Library opening hours