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 here.

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

MUSE Issue 22

Features in this issue:

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Issue 22, March 2019

  • Our new museum is taking shape – Progress is being made below ground and behind the scenes.
  • Office works – 150 artworks, artefacts and specimens are bringing colour to the new Administration Building.
  • What once was lost ... – A chance encounter at a public reception led to the discovery of the Lost Nicholson Sculptures.
  • Nip and tuck – In the world of conservation, skin preservation is a fine art. Luckily, we have Sasha Stollman.
  • Preserving time – A luminal kinetic sculpture in our art collection will be a unique challenge to maintain.
  • Pictures from the magic box – A child's lantern set reflects the magic of a Victorian childhood.
  • Bridging the divide – A three-part sculpture by artist Dale Harding connects the University's campus to the culture of the land's traditional owners.
  • From digger to collector – A treasure trove of Egyptian artefacts were acquired during the First World War by an enterprising ANZAC.
  • Why split a pair of earrings? – Divided according to excavation customs of the time, two gold earrings are finally reconnected.
  • The duck's tale – Broken, buried, boxed, then rediscovered, a 4000-year-old ceramic duck vessel from Jericho is now back in one piece.
  • A tale of two microscopes – Mr Grubb's Sector Microscope and Steindorff & Co's Microbe Hunter each tell a story of risk and experimentation.
  • Lan n'dis ni aou [Writing with string] – The ancient and powerful tradition of string figures lives on in Vanuatu.
  • Donor honour roll for 2018 – We say thank you to the donors who are making an enormous difference to our achievements.
  • Making history – See what our guests and staff have been up to.
  • Find your muse – Upcoming events and programs.