Community treasures to be discovered.

From the artwork that a great Aunt passed down, to a collection of Sammy Newman footy cards, many Greater Shepparton residents would have something in their collection they have often wondered about.

Inspired by the television show ‘Antiques Roadshow’, SAM’s Collector Roadshow will see SAM host 3 valuation experts from Melbourne Auction House Leonard Joel, who will provide insight and guidance on pieces from our community’s collections.

Presented on Sunday 23 February as part of the Collector/Collected exhibition, the SAM Collector Roadshow presents a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history and value of our local treasures.

“We are looking forward to sharing stories and seeing some of the many treasures and discoveries that this event brings forward,’ says SAM Director Rebecca Coates. “In true Roadshow style, the event is sure to be part adventure, part history lesson and part gamble!”

Those who do not wish to have a piece valued, are most welcome to come along and enjoy the exciting atmosphere. There will also be a free curator’s floor talk showcasing the current exhibition Collector/Collected, running at 2pm on the day.

Valuation sessions are $10 each, running for 15 mins, with a maximum of 3 pieces per session. All sessions must be pre-booked via either the SAM website or by phoning the SAM shop on (03) 5832 9861.

When booking, you will select from three categories:

Decorative Arts: Includes fine European and Australian furniture, porcelain, silver, clocks, portrait miniatures, works of art and sculpture.

Fine Art: Offers expertise and extensive market knowledge in traditional, modern and contemporary fine art, such as paintings, drawings and graphics.

Jewellery: An experienced specialist who is a certified gemological and diamond technician.

All proceeds from the day support SAM’s acquisitions and the collection.


SAM Collector Roadshow.

Date: Sunday 23 February 12pm to 4pm

Location: Eastbank, next door to SAM.

Cost: $10 per valuation session. (3 pieces per session).

Bookings essential:


Collector/Collected Curator’s Floor Talk.

Date: Sunday 23 February 2pm to 2.30pm

Location: SAM, 70 Welsford St Shepparton.

Cost: Free



Collector/Collected Exhibition.

Date: Now until 1 March 2020

Location: SAM, 70 Welsford St Shepparton.

Cost: Free