We're excited to bring you the next edition of the Sydney University Museums magazine MUSE!
Find the hard copy at all of our venues, or simply click the image below to access the online copy.
You can also view all past issues of MUSE, Sydney University Museums Newsletter, and Macleay Museum News.
Features this issue:
- Down memory lane
In 1989, a fire in the Quadrangle threatened the Nicholson Museum. We review some little known moments in its history.
- Beyond the shoebox
As the Art Gallery shoebox comes to an end, we look at a few treasures and our favourite shows since it opened in 1959.
- If this wall could talk
The University of Sydney is rich with intriguing architectural detail, not least the façade of the Macleay Museum.
- The face of Osiris
What happens when we die? The Ancient Egyptians were fascinated with the afterlife, embodied in the god Osiris.
- Garden views
Extraordinary photographs reveal the evolution of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden as it reaches a major milestone.
- A taste of chocolate
We revisit a deliciously named Bronze-Age pottery type from the site of Pella in Jordan, hinting at certain hopes for an afterlife.
- Coloured by hand
Professor Abercrombie Lawson was not just a brilliant botanist; his exquisite hand-drawn slides reveal an artist’s eye.
- From ear to eternity
Two students cataloguing bone fragments from the Jericho collection have made an unexpected discovery.
- String theory
A painting of a cellist in the University collection makes a provocative connection between art and music.
- Weapon of choice
We trace the provenance of a replica sword in the Nicholson Museum to an unconventional religion.
- Medicine meets museums
Our budding doctors are learning how detailed observation of art can boost their visual diagnostic skills.