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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Geoffrey Tyler's business card

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Geoffrey Tyler's business card from the International Monetary Fund. Tyler gave this to Vijatov after purchasing two paintings at his exhibition at…

Dusko Vijatov in his studio

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Studio in Academy of Arts, Belgrade, 1960s

Dusko Vijatov - solo exhibition 1974

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Solo exhibition in 'Photo Salon', Belgrade, where he met Geoffrey Tyler. Tyler purchased two artworks, which are now in the Tyler Collection..