MUSE Magazine

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MUSE Issue 19

Features this issue:

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Issue 19, March 2018

  • Buku-manapanmirri: Coming together - Rebecca Conway reports on recent community consultation in Arnhem Land as part of an exhibition of Yolgnu culture being developed for the new museum.
  • Wish upon a fish - students contribute to the naming of new fish species.
  • From Bauhaus to Bedbug - Dr Ann Stephen introduces a recent acquisition, revealing the University's long history of interdisciplinary, experimental art and drama.
  • Return of the warrior - Paul Donnelly casts new light on an object that has returned to the Nicholson after 50 years.
  • Dig this! - Dr James Flexner reports on fascinating finds made by students during test digs on the Chau Chak Wing Museum site.
  • The Mummy Project - Dr Jamie Fraser describes opening an ancient coffin to uncover surprising secrets.
  • Fragments of history - Ana Silkatcheva explores the significance of sherds of Islamic ceramics held in the Nicholson collection.
  • Sphere of influence - Katrina Liberiou on a spherical sculpture by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz that is more complex and intricate than it first appears.
  • Good hair day - Candace Richards explains how a portrait in the Nicholson collection has close ties to hairdressing in ancient Rome.
  • Drawing inspiration - Barry Dean writes on students from the TAFE NSW Design Centre in Enmore using the University's collections as inspiration.
  • A stitch in time - Chris Jones reports on watercolours of textiles by a former student, and why they're still exquisite 100 years later.
  • Scenes from the Nile - Wendy Reade continues her story on a significant fresco-painted floor from Amarna in ancient Egypt.
  • Voyage in time - Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklouho-Maclay, descendent of the Russian explorer Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, reports on a commemorative journey to New Guinea.