University Cultural CollectionsTangible Evidence of Knowledge

Tyler Collection

Visit the new Arts and Cultural Digital Portal
Cultural events, spaces, programs, and opportunities are gradually being added to this new portal


The Tyler Collection comprises more than 1,500 items - paintings, works on paper, sculptures, ceramics, religious icons, books, catalogues, posters, photographs, research essays and letters. In 2013, the collection was generously gifted to the University of Tasmania by Geoffrey and Frances Tyler. 

It is a rich and diverse collection consisting primarily of communist-era Romanian art, but also contains artworks from Australia, Europe, Africa and the US.  The collection allows us a glimpse into the artistic activity occurring under Romanian communist rule of the 1970s and 1980s. It is an extraordinary assemblage to have travelled out of that time and place, and adds a profound cultural dimension to the University of Tasmania's Fine Art Collection.



Tyler Collection :  online exhibition


Contact us

Registrar and Keeper


T +61 3 6226 2233


Unknown artist from Sheli Brasovului, Romania, 'Jesus the Vine of Life' © Tyler Collection