Behind the scenes...
with our collections management team

Rehousing the Cotton suit - July 2016 update

cotton suit

This month we have been working on the fiddly task of rehousing the Cotton suit

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Spectrograph on the move - April 2016 update

april update

Moving large collection items takes some heavy duty equipment

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New look for Cyprus - February 2016 update

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For the last few months we've been working on a range of new projects, including a new look for our Cyprus collection in the Nicholson Museum.

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Physics aquisition - October 2015 update

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The Macleay Museum has received a new acquisition from the Sydney University Physics department.

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Climate change - September 2015 update

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A new upgrade in technology and a new style of preventing climate changes within the museum environment.

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About the collection management team

Behind the scenes of Sydney University Museums is a dynamic Collections Management team. Here you will find a monthly update of stories and highlights of the projects that our team is currently working on.

We are responsible for exhibitions, conservation, storage, documentation, database management, loans, acquisitions, auditing and governance of the collections and work across the Macleay Museum, Nicholson Museum, and University Art Gallery.

The collections within Sydney University Museums are diverse and include natural history specimens, artworks, antiquities, scientific instruments, photographs, and ethnographic items. This diversity provides some exciting challenges and we work closely with the curatorial teams of each collection to ensure that objects, artworks and specimens are available for exhibition or research.

Each member of the Collections Management team has specific responsibilities related to their expertise, but we all help out with when needed and rely on the assistance of Museums Studies students and volunteers on a variety of tasks and projects.