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11 June 2020

Statement in response to the destruction at Juukan Gorge

David Ellis, Director of the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, responds to the recent destruction of two rock shelters in Juukan Gorge, a culturally significant 46,000 year old site in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
03 June 2020

Djon Mundine honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced Djon Mundine OAM a recipient of the Red Ochre Award for Lifetime Achievement at their 2020 First Nations Arts Awards.
25 May 2020

Chau Chak Wing Museum appointments connect objects with students

Two new curators specialising in using museum collections to teach students have been appointed to the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
23 April 2020

Creative challenge: iso-art at home

Get creative with some of our favourite collection items as part of the 'museum at home' activities on offer while social-distancing measures remain in place.
15 April 2020

Bringing back the colour to ancient Egyptian coffins

Uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt used to involve a shovel, a gentle brush, and endless patience. Things have changed. Now archaeologists are using some of the most advanced technologies available.
08 April 2020

Uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt

The modest Egyptian coffin sat quietly for decades with no-one guessing its mystery. When the mummy within was finally discovered, it offered an opportunity to gain new insights into the glories of that ancient civilisation. The question was, how to start?
01 April 2020

Zoom backgrounds from the Chau Chak Wing Museum collections

We are making 10 images from our Nicholson, Macleay and University Art collections available to use as a background while in video meetings.
01 April 2020

Chau Chak Wing Museum exterior revealed

With only a few months to go before the grand opening, work is moving quickly on the construction and fit out of our new museum.
06 March 2020

Three women who left their mark on our collections

Women have always contributed significantly to the collections and museums at the University of Sydney. Join three of our current curators in celebrating the careers of three such trailblazers: Louisa MacDonald, Elizabeth Hahn and Alison Rehfisch.
02 March 2020

New museum to open doors November 2020

The new Chau Chak Wing Museum will open to the public 18 November 2020, bringing together the University’s three major collections with state-of-the-art facilities to support education and research.
27 February 2020

New era for historic Nicholson Museum

After 160 years the University's Nicholson Museum is shutting its doors and moving the collection to the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
09 December 2019

Sydney's newest museum reaches a major milestone

This morning the University of Sydney held the topping out ceremony for the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, marking a major milestone towards the official opening next year.
28 November 2019

Gift of Australian paintings from art-loving alumnus

Sixty-three paintings by Australian artists including notable works by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Roy de Maistre, Ethel Carrick Fox, Emanuel Phillips Fox and Margaret Preston will go on display in the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
17 October 2019

New museum in Sydney: 12 must-see treasures that will be on show

From a mummified cat to a mysterious gold nugget, many of the artefacts destined for Sydney's new museum are gifts from University supporters. Here are 12 donated treasures to see when the Chau Chak Wing Museum opens in 2020.
15 August 2019

Bringing back the colour to Egyptian coffin

Mummy enthusiasts at the University of Sydney have revealed plans to digitally re-colour a 2,600-year-old Egyptian coffin.

 

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