Although far from the shores of the Mediterranean, Sydney and Melbourne are home to extensive collections of Greek cultural heritage reflecting the long and varied histories and people of the Hellenic region.
Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, has endured throughout the ages in art, architecture and storytelling. In a joint event with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, we debate the origins of Aphrodite – did she emerge from the ocean shores of Kythera or Cyprus?
Join Matt Poll, Manager Indigenous Programs at the Australian National Maritime Museum and previous Curator of Indigenous Heritage at the Chau Chak Wing Museum as he discusses his work over the past decade to strengthen relationships between peoples and their heritage.
Artist Sarah Goffman and writer Vanessa Berry share a love of incidental, discarded or 'trash' objects, and a passion for collecting. Watch as they discuss the objects that have inspired their creative practices.
Turtles have played a vital role in human culture from the earliest times of civilisation. Dr Louise Pryke journeys through time with this remarkable and ancient creature for World Turtle Day.
In this lecture, Dr Elisa DeCourcy and Dr Martyn Jolly in conversation with Donna West Brett, connect an image of photographer J. W. Newland taken in Sydney in 1848, to the intricate local, imperial and global visual economies in which it was embedded.
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 workplace, today 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 her major new work, Juguma, 2020.
Dr Jilda Andrews, a Yuwaalaraay woman, cultural practitioner and researcher looks at how ontological collisions can reveal a different kind of 'culture work' for museum practitioners today.
Featured image (top of the page): Kato’alu (ceremonial basket), mid-19th century, Tonga