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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.
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.

 

 

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