2009 exhibitions

Egypt: Life and Death in the Black Land

January 2006 – June 2009

From the cradle to the grave... immerse yourself in the Egyptian world among the artefacts of daily life and the residue of death.

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Shattered Glass: Illuminating the Past

23 June 2008 – 26 April 2009

From the Bronze Age furnaces of Mesopotamia to the tables of the Roman Emperor Nero, glass was a prized and magical material. Despite its fragility, many beautiful pieces of glass have survived through the ages, some in tombs, some underwater in shipwrecked cargoes.

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Footprints in the Mythic Landscape: A Bark Painting Story

Until August 16, 2009

The paintings made by artists and ceremonial leaders on bark are one of the most internationally recognised aspects of Aboriginal culture.

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A Small History of Microscopy

1 August 2008 – August 2009

This small display on historic microscopy and slides brought visitors into this tiny but fascinating world.

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Griffith Taylor: Global Geographer

7 June – 8 November 2009

Taylor's career in Australia, the United States and Canada encompassed Antarctic exploration, ethnography and nation planning.

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Living and Working, Learning and Playing Together: Children’s Reconciliation Artworks

Highlights from the Reconciliation Week Primary Schools Art Competition organised by the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum.

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Accidental Encounters

12 February – 24 May 2009

This exhibition delved into science, life and culture in Australia through the letters of Henrietta Heathorn and Thomas Huxley.

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12 February – 24 May 2009

Far into the future the world’s climate has radically changed.

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Small Matters: exploring the world of microscopy

1 August 2008 – 1 February 2009

Small Matters probed the world of modern microscopy, highlighting the research and technology of the EMU.

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Anne Marie Grgich: Archaeologies of the extraordinary everyday

4 October – 13 December 2009

Born in Portland, Oregon in 1961, Anne Marie Grgich began making spontaneous art at the age of 15, mostly junk constructions and clandestine paintings in her family's books.

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Collecting Passions: A century of Modernism from the home of Justice Roddy Meagher

26 July – 27 September 2009

Behind Roddy Meagher's illustrious legal career is a gentle connoisseur, passionate for the visual arts, who has spent his adult life collecting since studying arts at the University.

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Poesia Visiva: Italian Concrete & Visual Poetry of the 1960s & 1970s

17 May – 19 July 2009

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s 'concrete and visual poetry' was one of the most active movements in the visual arts.

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Resort Nadir: Irene Hanenbergh

22 March – 10 May 2009

Netherlands born, Melbourne based artist Irene Hanenbergh's practice consists of painting, printmaking (Zundprints on aluminium) and drawing.

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1 February – 15 March 2009

This exhibition drew together three female artists and their responses to time spent in the Polar Regions.

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19 October 2008 – 25 January 2009

Works from the University of Sydney Union Art Collection

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