MUSE Magazine

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

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MUSE Issue 11

Features this issue:

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Issue 11, June 2015

  • Rob Blackburn traces the collecting history of one of the Macleay Museum's largest entomological specimens to discover a tale of privateers and Auction houses.
  • Chris Jones examines several Archibald prize winning portraits in the University Art Collection.
  • Kyle Polite recounts the opening of the recent gift by the Heyko-Porebski family, a Le Corbusier tapestry.
  • Tony Gill writes of a puzzling set of 'fish eyes' in the Macleay Collections.
  • The first recipient of the Max Le Petit and Gwyneth Jones Nicholson Museum prize, Barney Casey, presents us with an abridged version of his prize winning essay.
  • Professor Susan Best examines the work of artists Rosângela Rennó and Fiona Pardington ahead of a new exhibition in the University Art Gallery, part of the year long celebration of the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year.
  • Suzanne Kortlucke farewells the Filter Queen.
  • David Ellis rediscovers some extra-terrestrial specimens in the Macleay Museum's geology collection.