A closeup of a red-figure amphora scene, depicting a person in a thinking pose.

Muse Magazine and other publications

We produce a range of books, catalogues and other scholarly works
Our magazine, exhibition catalogues and some older publications are available in PDF format for free. All other books are available for sale in our Museum shop or online.

Muse Magazine

Cover of Muse Magazine issue 29, November 2022

Issue 29, November 2022

Muse Magazine

Muse Magazine provides an insider's view into what's happening in our museum and collections – including new additions, conservation projects, research and discoveries. 

Issues April 2022 and August 2021, are available now in our museum shop. Past issues are available to download in PDF format – see below.

Cover of Muse Magazine issue 28, April 2022

Issue 28, April 2022

Featured publications

Djalkiri book

Djalkiri: Yolŋu art, collaborations and collections

Edited by Rebecca J. Conway

Djalkiri are “footprints" – ancestral imprints on the landscape that provide the Yolŋu people of eastern Arnhem Land with their philosophical foundations. 

This book describes how Yolŋu artists and communities keep these foundations strong, and how they have worked with museums to develop a collaborative, community-led approach to the collection and display of their artwork. It includes contributions from Yolŋu elders and artists as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous historians and curators. Together they explore how the relationship between communities and museums has changed over time.

Price: $49.95
320 pages, soft cover
Publisher: Sydney University Press 

Available now Chau Chak Wing Museum shop and online

Into the Light: 150 years of cultural treasures at the University of Sydney

Introduction by D. Malouf; essays by J. Philp, A. Stephen and M. Turner

Book cover with colours in movement

More than 700,000 works are held in the University's Macleay Collections, Nicholson Collection and University Art Collection. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nicholson Museum, Into the Light provides a glimpse into those collections with rich illustrations, essays and captions written by curatorial staff and experts in their fields.

175 pages, soft cover.
Order online via abebooks.com

Featured detail (top of the page): red-figure amphora, Lucania, Italy 420–390 BC, attributed to the Palermo Painter