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01 July 2020

The old and the new

For a short period in the early 1880s, two lighthouses stood on South Head in Sydney. The photographer Charles Bayliss captured their overlap in time.
01 July 2020

Starting over: embedding First Nations principles in a new museum

How does a contemporary museum reconcile the colonial histories of its collections? For the Chau Chak Wing Museum, guidance from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has been the key to creating a safe space for learning, healing, exchanging ideas and celebrating the heritage of Australia’s First Peoples.
11 June 2020

Statement in response to the destruction at Juukan Gorge

David Ellis, Director of the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, responds to the recent destruction of two rock shelters in Juukan Gorge, a culturally significant 46,000 year old site in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
03 June 2020

Djon Mundine honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced Djon Mundine OAM a recipient of the Red Ochre Award for Lifetime Achievement at their 2020 First Nations Arts Awards.
25 May 2020

Chau Chak Wing Museum appointments connect objects with students

Two new curators specialising in using museum collections to teach students have been appointed to the Chau Chak Wing Museum.