MUSE Magazine

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

Find the hard copy at the Nicholson Museum, or download it below.

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

MUSE Issue 17


Features this issue:

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Issue 17, June 2017

  • A world of memories
    Important Indigenous collections held by the University are now recognised by UNESCO.
  • New digs
    We welcome Dr Jamie Fraser, our new Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum.
  • Planned to perfection
    We are delighted to share the first architectural impressions of the new Chau Chak Wing Museum.
  • Time exposed
    The University has recently acquired two stunning photographs by renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
  • Some impressions of Greece
    A new project seeks to identify sites depicted in historic photographs by one of our earliest curators.
  • Reclaiming identity
    Complex issues of identity in 19th century photographs of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
  • Redressing the balance
    Recently commissioned portraits acknowledge the contribution of women academics.
  • On the road
    Secrets revealed about a previously mysterious collector of artefacts in the Macleay collection.
  • Hadrian's legacy
    Exploring the infamous Emperor’s influence on the 1900th anniversary of his accession to power.
  • From the library of PN Barnett
    A collection of tiny bookplates reveals the personal symbology of their subjects.
  • Unnatural history
    A unique insect in the Macleay collections is not all it appears to be.
  • School spirit in Vanuatu
    The delicate balance of the traditional and contemporary in ni-Vanuatu education systems.
  • Repair to remember
    Conservation work was recently undertaken on an important object from the Nicholson collection.
  • Man bites dog
    A dog-shaped vessel in the Nicholson reveals the interesting tastes of Mesoamerican cultures.