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Lego Tutankhamun marks century-old discovery of king's tomb

Remembering last century's best known archaeological revelation

A Lego replication of Tutankhamun's coffin on display at the University of Sydney's Chau Chak Wing Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the king's tomb.

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09 November 2022

'Tis death to counterfeit

In the 18th century, innovations in printing, and designs inspired by the complexity of the natural world, helped keep counterfeiters at bay. 

04 October 2022

The eyes have it

Eyes were a potent motif in the ancient world, sometimes used to protect, sometimes used to destroy.

08 September 2022

Intergenerational perspectives

The works of father-and-son artists Victor Vasarely and Yvaral.

08 August 2022

Exhibition pays tribute to landmark Australian Seashores book

An exhibition of seashore imagery pays homage to the landmark Australian Seashores text that changed how Australians viewed the coast, influencing generations of marine scientists and becoming an enduringly popular guide for general readers.

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.

 

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