Three artefacts: a ceremonial Polynesian fan, an Egyptian tile depicting man leading a dog, and an intricately lacquered dressing table

Discover our collections

Enjoy our fascinating artefacts, specimens and artworks
We have three major collections: the Macleay Collections (natural history, ethnography and science), Nicholson Collection (antiquities and archaeology), and the University Art Collection.

Featured image (from left to right): rainforest shield, c.1885, Herbert River, QLD; blue faience tile, 1295–1069 BC, Thebes, Egypt; sewing cabinet, mid-19th century, USA.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand and our responsibility to respect and care for country, people and spirit.