Comprising contemporary and historic art, heritage furniture, photographs, memorials and monuments, public art and civic material, the PPCC tells stories of the history of the municipality, its cultural identity, its artistic legacy and contemporary practice. It recognises the people and places which provide its tangible and intangible heritage and unique character.
Council acknowledges the significant Indigenous identity, past and present, of the area now comprising the City of Port Phillip in numerous ways, one of which is through collection of contemporary art.
The Port Phillip City Collection is on display in public spaces, indoors and outdoors, across our City.
Our memorials and monuments and public artworks are located in our parks, along the foreshore, in reserves and outside our civic buildings.
Access is restricted at the moment due to COVID-19. We are working on an interactive map so you can see which works are on display in council buildings.
The Port Phillip City Collection is an active public collection developed and grown through donation and acquisition in accordance with the criteria set out in the Port Phillip City Collection Policy.
The City of Port Phillip recognises the importance of the municipality's cultural and artistic heritage to our community. The Port Phillip City Collection is professionaly managed in line with international museum standards.
Reproductions of most photographs within the Collection can be purchased, for use in exhibitions, research, study and publications.
Image reproduction application process
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