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29 November 2023

Thirty years of Indigenous history captured on film

The recent history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Sydney is chronicled in a new, free, photographic exhibition at the University of Sydney's Chau Chak Wing Museum.
28 November 2023

Picturing a brighter future

A fascination for art and creativity can set up a life of discovery and open-mindedness. An enriched school outreach program at the Chau Chak Wing Museum is equipping more students with the gift of wonder.
31 October 2023

Chau Chak Wing Museum joins with Biennale of Sydney

The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney is one of seven host locations of next year's Biennale of Sydney.

10 October 2023

Exhibition records colonial relationships with Pacific Islands

The stories of eight Pacific voyagers who visited Sydney in the 18th and 19th centuries are told via their descendants and compatriots in a new exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
21 September 2023

Museum's teaching program wins international prize

The University of Sydney's Chau Chak Wing Museum has won the 2023 University Museums and Collections Prize for its object-based learning (OBL) program.
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.

 

 

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