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25 January 2023

University appoints new Director, Museums and Cultural Engagement

Michael Dagostino is the new Director of Museums and Cultural Engagement, looking after the Chau Chak Wing Museum and Seymour Centre, and other cultural outreach activities.
10 January 2023

Ancient art form empowers modern women artists of PNG

A new exhibition of contemporary artworks from Papua New Guinea (PNG) celebrates how a unique art form from the country's remote highlands has gained a global foothold and allowed a community of female artists to participate in the wider economy.
13 December 2022

Material connection

Before their journey, delicate loaned works require careful planning and handling. 

09 December 2022

Ömie nioge (barkcloth)

The next exhibition in our Ian Potter Gallery celebrates the unique and dynamic barkcloth art movement of the Ömie people of Papua New Guinea. 

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. 

01 November 2022

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

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.
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. 



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