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The latest news from the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Read the latest museum news, research and behind the scenes stories.

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Exhibition pays tribute to landmark Australian Seashores book

The Chau Chak Museum pays homage to the landmark text which changed how Australians viewed the coast while influencing generations of marine scientists.

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28 July 2022

X-ray vision

To celebrate National Science Week, we're travelling back in time to explore the history of X-rays. 

01 July 2022

Hongi's Hikoi

The Museum's Curator of Ethnography, Rebecca Conway, recaps the commemorative event, 'Hongi's Hikoi'. 

22 June 2022

Sentient Paper exhibition celebrates artistry and innovation

The Chau Chak Wing Museum celebrates the dynamism and history of paper in a new exhibition that explores technology, ideology and artistry.
06 June 2022

Sites unseen

Personal photographs and albums shed light on another side of colonial Papua under Australian administration in the exhibition Pacific Views

22 April 2022

Glasses bring colour to the museum

In an Australian first, colour blind visitors to the Chau Chak Wing Museum will be able to experience exhibitions in vibrant colour thanks to a partnership with EnChroma, creators of glasses for colour blindness.
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.

 

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