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The latest news from the Chau Chak Wing Museum

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15 April 2022

Egypt in Australia

The ties between Egypt and Australia are brought into a new light in our latest publication co-authored by Candace Richards, Richard Vokes, Yvonne Inall, Victoria Lowry and Jewel Oreskovich.

07 April 2022

Five questions with Senior Curator Melanie Pitkin

We sat down with Egyptologist Dr Melanie Pitkin to ask her some quick-fire questions.

Discover where her love for ancient history began and what she's excited to do at the Museum.

04 April 2022

Botany Bay spears obtained in 1770 to be displayed in Sydney

The Kamay spears, taken by Lieutenant James Cook from Botany Bay in 1770, are finally returning to Sydney.
08 March 2022

Women pioneers from the past

Our curators put a spotlight on three women who were trailblazers in the past, and whose legacies are still felt today. 

02 March 2022

Indigenous heritage curator appointed to Chau Chak Wing Museum

The new curator of Indigenous heritage at the Chau Chak Wing Museum will continue to work in partnership with First Nations communities.
07 February 2022

Winner of the 2021 Max Le Petit and Gwenyth Jones Nicholson Collection Prize

The Max Le Petit and Gwenyth Jones Nicholson Collection Prize is awarded for an essay or written work submitted as part of a student's undergraduate coursework on any aspect of the Nicholson Collection.

04 February 2022

Light and Darkness

The major new exhibition in our Ian Potter Gallery tracks art movements from the 1960s to the 1980s, via highlightts from the Power Collection.

20 January 2022

New Honours Award in partnership with Sydney Environment Institute

Utilising a natural museum collection to explore environmental issues.

09 December 2021

Casting light in Pacific Views

The latest exhibition in the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s dedicated historic photography gallery.
08 November 2021

Seeing in Colour

A recent scientific instrument acquisition reveals how tests for colour blindness were developed in the late 19th century.

08 November 2021

From Downton Abbey to Down Under

An ancient funerary figurine whose well-travelled history includes links to Tutankhamun and the set of Downton Abbey has been donated to the University's Chau Chak Wing Museum.
28 October 2021

Artist Sarah Goffman responds to the Chau Chak Wing Museum

A new exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum uses recycled materials in its thoughtful, playful interaction with the collection.
06 October 2021

Museum as classroom

The chance to handle museum objects is bringing study to life for students from across the disciplines, with object-based learning preparing for a second semester.

06 October 2021

Four new species of perchlets identified

Chau Chak Wing Museum curator Dr Anthony Gill was the leader of a collaborative team of researchers recently highlighted by the CSIRO’s annual report about the 150 new species named in the past year.

09 September 2021

Artist interview: Sarah Goffman

Curator Katrina Liberiou chats with Sarah on her new exhibition in the Penelope Gallery, an installation of museum replicas handcrafted from waste materials.

 

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