The Tyler Collection of Romanian and Modern Art comprises more than 1500 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 80s. 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. If you have an enquiry please contact us

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exhibition poster, inscribed in pencil - "Omagiu campului galben" litografie 7/250, Ion Nicodim ("Tribute to the yellow field")

"Semn Bun" ("Good Sign") - Ion Nicodim


catalogue poster - Ion Nicodim
See: ‘Ion Nicodim’, Muzeul de Arta al RS Romania, Bucharest, January-February 1987, same fold-out poster for this…

"Corneliu Petrescu in America"


exhibition poster - Corneliu Petrescu, 'Festul Fascinant' (Fascination of the West), two copies

Exhibition - Muzeul de Istorie al Partidului Comunist al Miscarii Revolutionare si Democratice din Romania (History Museum of the Communist Party of the Revolutionary and Democratic Movement in Romania)


exhibition poster - Horea, Gherasim, Buculei, Ciubotaru, Tiron, Marianov, Gorduz, Bernea, Plesu, Berindei, Paraschiv, Vasilescu, Dumitrescu, Covrig,…