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The latest news from the Chau Chak Wing Museum

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12 September 2023

Visiting scholar rediscovers 'long lost' collection of historical butterflies and moths

A visiting scholar has revealed hundreds of type specimens, long considered lost, in the entomological collection at the University of Sydney's Chau Chak Wing Museum.
24 April 2023

From Henson to Christo

Some of photography's best-known luminaries feature in a new Chau Chak Wing Museum exhibition examining the interaction between photography and performance.
24 April 2023

Discover staged photos before the smartphone 

The Chau Chak Wing Museum presents The Staged Photograph, an exhibition exploring images from the mid-19th and early 20th centuries from Australia, Britain and the United States.
10 March 2023

Seahorses, chariots and making memories

New works from renowned Australian artist Mikala Dwyer meld with antiquities in a Chau Chak Wing Museum exhibition examining the vulnerability of species, memory and Greek mythology.
03 March 2023

Kamay spears to be repatriated to La Perouse

The Chau Chak Wing Museum is thrilled to learn of Trinity College’s decision to permanently return the Kamay Spears to the La Perouse Aboriginal community in response to their formal repatriation request.
25 January 2023

University appoints new Director, Museums and Cultural Engagement

Michael Dagostino is the new Director of Museums and Cultural Engagement, looking after the Chau Chak Wing Museum and Seymour Centre, and other cultural outreach activities.
10 January 2023

Ancient art form empowers modern women artists of PNG

A new exhibition of contemporary artworks from Papua New Guinea (PNG) celebrates how a unique art form from the country's remote highlands has gained a global foothold and allowed a community of female artists to participate in the wider economy.
13 December 2022

Material connection

Before their journey, delicate loaned works require careful planning and handling. 

09 December 2022

Ömie nioge (barkcloth)

The next exhibition in our Ian Potter Gallery celebrates the unique and dynamic barkcloth art movement of the Ömie people of Papua New Guinea. 

09 November 2022

'Tis death to counterfeit

In the 18th century, innovations in printing, and designs inspired by the complexity of the natural world, helped keep counterfeiters at bay. 



Featured image (top of page): Chau Chak Wing Museum topping out ceremony, December 2019.