MUSE Magazine

We're excited to bring you the next edition of the Sydney University Museums magazine, MUSE!

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You can also download all past issues of MUSE, Sydney University Museums Newsletter and Macleay Museum News.

MUSE Issue 20

Features this issue:

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Issue 20, June 2018

  • Towards a new museum - Construction of the new Chau Chak Wing Museum has begun.
  • Maspero's beaded net - A generous bequest has enabled us to acquire an extraordinary Egyptian beaded funerary net.
  • Measuring stars - An exciting new acquisition from the School of Physics reflects two unique astronomical instruments.
  • GARABARA: old knowledges, new learnings - An artwork for the entrance of a new University of Sydney building, by Indigenous artist, Robert Andrew, will give a material presence to forgotten histories.
  • Pacific textiles - The Macleay has embarked on a project to conserve, rehouse and digitise Pacific textiles.
  • Up close with Pacific fibre art - Members of the intercultural group WeAve Parramatta share their knowledge on textile art.
  • Romantic yet modern - Spanish artist Francisco de Goya's paired engravings explore contrasts in light and dark.
  • Between Olympus and earth - Greek and Roman theatre was the vehicle for interplay between the real world and the godly realms.
  • The Bunyip in Balranald - Wrapped in folklore, the peculiar skull found on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is still inspiring conversations.
  • The Nicholson's Egyptian Aphrodite - Meet the weightiest Nicholson resident: our four-tonne granite capital of the goddess Hathor.
  • The French connection - How did six jars of rare fish specimens find their way to the Macleay Museum?
  • Seeing poetry - Lucia Marcucci's Nove Stanze is a welcome addition to our collection of Italian Concrete and Visual Poetry.
  • Raising the roof - The journey of an unassuming object from Roman London to the Nicholson Museum.
  • A singular museum - Paul Donnelly visits the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, the latest in his series.
  • Making history - See what our guests and staff, and even some of our objects, have been up to.
  • Find your muse - For your diary: our upcoming events and programs.