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The latest news from the Chau Chak Wing Museum

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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.

12 August 2021

Material matters: science in the museum

The Chau Chak Wing Museum is taking advantage of a revolution in scientific technology through a formal collaboration with Sydney Analytical, one of the University of Sydney’s Core Research Facilities.
12 August 2021

Specimens in the Macleay Collections revealed to be among the first ever collected for science

A recent paper published by biologists Dr Harry Parnaby and Dr Anthony Gill announces the location of type specimens of 12 mammal species and subspecies within the University of Sydney’s natural history collections.
05 August 2021

Light my fire: torches ablaze since antiquity

Curator Candace Richards reveals the origins of the torch relay tradition and explores the role of flaming torches throughout the ancient Hellenic world.
30 July 2021

A museum curator's view: My 5 favourite things at the Chau Chak Wing Museum (for today)

From A-Z, the Chau Chak Wing Museum is full of fascinating objects and antiquities. Senior Curator of the Macleay Collections, Dr Jude Philp shares some of her favourites.

06 July 2021

Women painting women: Chau Chak Wing Museum paintings selected for Archie 100

To mark a centenary since the Archibald Prize began at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Archie 100 exhibition features artworks from throughout the prize’s history, including two portraits from the University Art Collection.
05 July 2021

Shaping Ambassadors

Including cultural materials from 25 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups, curator Matt Poll explains how the Ambassadors exhibition represents a new way of working with First Nations collections.
10 June 2021

Chau Chak Wing Museum wins three national museum awards

The Chau Chak Wing Museum has received the Museums & Galleries National Award for its Yolŋu Indigenous Project and two Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards.
27 May 2021

Head above water

Curator Katrina Liberiou discusses how 'Coastline' artists use photography to chart their experience of the space where land meets sea.
26 May 2021

New conservator joins the Chau Chak Wing Museum team

Passionate about natural history, Museum Conservator Silvia Da Rocha has worked all over the world and has recently come home to Sydney to care for our collections.
18 May 2021

The best things to see and do at the Chau Chak Wing Museum

With a dizzying collection of art, history, science and ancient cultures sprawling over four floors, where do you start? What should you do? Well, this guide is for you.

11 May 2021

Pop art meets ancient Egypt

An introductory exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum shows the possibilities created by bringing three museum collections under one roof.
05 May 2021

Moroccan ‘moon’ mosaic

He’d just come back from a mission to the moon, but another surprise was waiting. Curator Candace Richards describes how a treasure gifted to Apollo 12’s Richard Gordon found its way into our collections.
05 May 2021

SILLIAC: the machine that brought Australia into the computer age

A horse-racing benefactor with an interest in science made one of Australia's first, and then most powerful, computers possible.

 

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