In the ancient Greek world board games were not always simply board games. An array of iconographic, literary and artefactual evidence is presented in this lecture so as to gain a deeper understanding of what board games may have meant to the ancients, both in life and death.
This talk surveys recent board games drawing on the ancient world—especially the ancient Greek world—and examines some of the ways that these games reveal modern attitudes towards the ancient past.
This lecture explores the archaeology of board games popular in the Greek world from antiquity to today, examining what kinds of boards and playing pieces have been uncovered, including those from the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project.
Dr Elisa deCourcy and Dr Martyn Jolly, joined by Dr Donna West Brett, connect JW Newland’s palm-sized and cased image of Edward McDonald taken in Sydney in 1848 to the intricate local, imperial and global visual economies in which it was embedded.
In this keynote lecture, Professor Gina Walker juxtaposed the stark reality of millennia of ignorance about earlier female figures and their authority as knowers in the context of sixty years of contemporary Feminist Historical Recovery that ‘Modern’ Women of the Past? Unearthing Gender and Antiquity celebrates.
Dr Rachel Pope provides a perspective from the UK and Europe on how preventing women’s access to academia and the heritage sector, both historically, and in our contemporary workplace culture, has impacted our understanding of women in the past.
Over three years Yolŋu elders and artists have worked with our curators to determine how their artwork, knowledge and Law is shown to visitors in an ambitious exhibition of over 300 works, 'Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations'. In celebration of our recent collaboration and close-to 100 year association we have made a series of films documenting our exhibition process and a richly illustrated book.
Acclaimed Waanyi artist Judy Watson and Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney, discuss Judy's research and the process of creating her major new work, juguma, 2020.
Behind every exhibition is a story of its making. Join curators Dr Jude Philp and Candace Richards for an in-depth exploration of 'Animal Gods: Classics and Classification'. The exhibiton explores the history of taxonomy and its intersection with the myths and legends from the classical world.
Dr Jilda Andrews is a Yuwaalaraay woman, cultural practitioner and researcher based in Canberra. In this lecture Dr Andrews looks at how ontological (the study of being) collisions can reveal a different kind of ‘culture work’ for museum practitioners today – and how collections of cultural material and knowledges can become sites for ongoing collision.
Kiong Lee and Graeme Dix from Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) discuss the process of designing the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Madeleine Borthwick, Lecturer in Design at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, moderates the discussion.
This Sneak Preview was a part of the opening celebrations of the Chau Chak Wing Museum in November 2020. Hosted by Fenella Kernebone, the event includes exhibition tours and interviews with the Director of the museum, Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney.
9 September 2020
Presented by Dr Steven Ellis fom the University of Cincinnati.
29 January 2020
Presented by Dr Craig Barker, Candace Richards and Dr James Fraser from the Nicholson Collection.
Presented by Robert Veel from Academy Travel.
Presented by Dr James Fraser, research lead of the Mummy Project.
Inaugural Sir Charles Nicholson Lecture. Presented by Dr Alexandra Fletcher, British Museum, on new research and discoveries made about the Jericho skulls from the British Museum collection and our own.
Presented by Associate Professor Kathryn Welch, University of Sydney.
Associate Professor Judy Birmingham interviewed by Dr Craig Barker in this special 'in conversation' event.
In 2017, National Reconcilation Week commemorated two signficant milestones in Australian history: 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Murray Island Land Case 'Mabo' Decision.
This panel is chaired by Matt Poll, Curator Indigenous Heritage and Repatriation Project, Macleay Collections and he is joined by:
Featured image (top of the page): Kato’alu (ceremonial basket), mid-19th century, Tonga