Art on Campus walking tour


Join a walking tour of our campuses to discover the important and varied art collection of Victoria University of Wellington and learn what it takes to curate a collection in a large public space.


10:30am–11:30am, Saturday 13 October
Fee: $40

Proceeds from these tours will go towards enhancing the Adam Art Gallery’s work in caring for and presenting Victoria’s art collection.

Target audience:
This course will appeal to anyone who is interested in art and visiting galleries. 

Please note: You will be on your feet for at least 1 hour, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the walking tour, you will have:

  • A greater appreciation of the university’s art collection and the challenges of curating a collection in a public space.

Course outline:
One week prior to the walking tour, you will be sent location information about where to meet.  You will need to assemble by 10:15am for a prompt departure.

Each walking tour will last approximately 1 hour and will take place in any weather conditions.  You will be indoors for most of the tour, unless walking between buildings.

Class limit:
Places are limited to 20 people per tour, so please enrol early.

Sophie Thorn is the Collection Manager of the Adam Art Gallery. She holds a Masters degree in Art History and Theory from the University of Canterbury, a post-graduate certificate in Heritage Materials Science from Victoria University and a Diploma in Law and Collections Management, from the London Institute of Art and Law.

Relevant links:
Adam Art Gallery

For further information:
Continuing Education, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140.
Phone 04 463 6556,  Email:

Please note: Courses need a minimum number of enrolments to go ahead. If your course doesn’t reach the number required, we’ll have to cancel it. If this happens, we’ll contact you by phone or email about a week before the scheduled start date and arrange a full refund. Please check your emails regularly.