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Candace Richards

Assistant Curator, Nicholson Collection
BA (Hons) Syd.
Candace Richards

Candace Richards is the assistant curator of the Nicholson Collection, and has been part of the Sydney University Museums team for more than 10 years. Her work is currently focused on the development of new research projects and exhibitions of the Nicholson's archaeology and antiquities collections for the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

Candace is an archaeologist interested in Mediterranean and Balkan archaeology and has worked on research and commercial excavations in Europe and Australia. She is a senior team member of the Glac Project (Serbia) and the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project (Cyprus) and is undertaking her PhD on recycling and reuse of architecture in the area of Nea Paphos from the Hellenistic period to the modern day.

  • Mediterranean and Balkan archaeology
  • Recycling and spolia in Cyprus
  • Digital humanities within museums
  • The role of women in museums and the formation of collections
  • Curator, The art of Storytelling, Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. July 2018 – current
  • Digital content designer/developer, The Sea and the Sky: Ancient Cypriot Art, Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney. February 2016 – current
  • Curator, Memento: Remembering Roman Lives, Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney. October 2015 – current
  • Co-curator, Children in Antiquity: Greece and Egypt, Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney. July 2015 – November 2017
  • The Leone Crawford Travel Grant (2019), Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation
  • Richards, C. (2013). The Pottery of Bylazora, 2008–2010: A Preliminary Typology. In The Bylazora excavations: 2008–2010, vol. 1. Canyon Lake: The Texas Foundation for Archaeological and Historical Research. 70-78.
  • Richards, C. Malmer, M. (2013). The stamped and inscribed finds from the excavations at Bylazora. In The Bylazora excavations: 2008–2010, vol. 1. Canyon Lake USA: The Texas Foundation for Archaeological and Historical Research. 95-100.


  • Richards, C. (2017) Reinventing Heritage buildings isn't new – the ancients did it too, The Conversation January 3 2017 - online access


  • Richards, C. (2016) The Face of Osiris, MUSE 15
  • Richards, C. (2016) Sunsets and Sacred Places, MUSE 14
  • Richards, C. (2016) Grace Secrets, MUSE 13


  • Richards, C. (2015) Jack Lang visits the Nicholson Museum, The Hummer Vol. 10Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Sydney Branch.
  • Richards, C. (2015) Playing Pranks, MUSE 11