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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.
06 August 2019

New museum takes shape

Building of the Chau Chak Wing Museum continues, with construction scheduled for completion early next year.
16 July 2018

Work begins on the Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University's new Chau Chak Wing Museum will house collections from the Macleay and Nicholson Museums and University Art Gallery, showcasing some of Australia's most significant works.
03 April 2018

The mummy within: 2500-year old coffin's contents revealed

An excavation of a little-investigated Egyptian coffin from the Nicholson Museum's mummy collection has revealed what is likely the mummified remains of a 26th Dynasty (6th century BC) woman.
23 May 2016

Chau Chak Wing Museum announces Sydney donors and architect

Two of Sydney’s most significant arts patrons are donating $1.75 million to the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney.

 

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