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Shimmerlands, a two-month festival of music, cinema, food and social activities starts today at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus.

In recognition of the remarkable generosity of The Ian Potter Foundation, the University of Melbourne today announced it will name the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music building, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre.

Eight-time Director of the Edinburgh Festival, Sir Jonathan Mills, has devised and curated an entire precinct of the Melbourne Festival in collaboration with academics and students from the University of Melbourne.

The Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music can confirm it will cease offerings in all programs and discontinue operations managed at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships (CCP) by the end of the year. 

A full-scale replica of Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahony Griffin’s cutting edge home is being constructed by students from the Melbourne School of Design as part of the Melbourne Festival’s Cultural Collisions precinct at the University of Melbourne.

A revised score of Sir Jonathan Mills’ acclaimed Ethereal Eye will be performed as part of Cultural Collisions, the University of Melbourne’s contribution to the 2016 Melbourne Festival.

The University of Melbourne has become Melbourne Recital Centre’s new ‘Learning Partner’ and will collaborate on research, teaching and learning, and engagement activities.

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25.

Fresh from its 19th season in Fort Worth, Texas, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival will return to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne for the fourth time from 29 August to 4 September 2016.

Marking the 60th anniversary of television in Australia, the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne, will host an exhibition Tee Vee at Sixty.

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