University anniversaries

The Nicholson Museum - 150 years

2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Nicholson Museum to the public and the birth of Sydney University Museums.

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150th anniversary of the Nicholson Museum opening and the birth of Sydney University museums

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150th anniversary of the Nicholson Museum opening and the birth of Sydney University museums

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Program of special events

The anniversary is being celebrated in 2010 with a series of special events including evening openings.

View the Museums' program for July - December 2010.


Charles Nicholson: Man and Museum

The exhibition "Charles Nicholson: Man and Museum" features a selection of his extraordinary benefaction of art and antiquities to the University. On the 200th anniversary of Nicholson's birth, Man and Museum celebrates his life and achievments, and the legacy he left for future generations in the shape of the Nicholson Museum.

View information about the exhibition.


Friends of the Nicholson Museum dinner celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Museum, 13 October 2010

The Friends of Nicholson Museum celebrated the anniversary with a dinner held on 13 October 2010.

Read the speech given by the Chancellor Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO.


"Into the Light: treasures from the cultural collections of the University of Sydney"

The new book "Into the Light: treasures from the cultural collections of the University of Sydney" - available from November 2010 - celebrates the anniversary. Written by the three senior curators Jude Philp, Ann Stephen and Michael Turner, it includes photographs by freelance photographer Michael Myers of over 170 artefacts and artworks from the University of Sydney’s cultural collections.

Read the 10 November 2010 news item about the book.


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