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Jan Brazier

Curator History, Macleay Collections
BA (Hons) UQld, GradDip Information Management UNSW, MA Applied History UTS
Jan Brazier

Jan Brazier joined the Macleay Museum in 2007 as curator of the History Collections, which comprise of the Historic Photographs Collection and the Science Collection. Previously, she was the archivist at the Australian Museum.

Jan's earlier career was as a research assistant in the area of Australian history for the Department of History, RSSS, Australian National University, and then for Professor Ken Inglis on his major histories of the ABC and war memorials in the Australian landscape.

  • History of photography in 19th-century Australia
  • History of museums and science in 19th-century New South Wales
  • Curator, Photography and the Great War, Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney. 4 August – 1 November 2014.
  • Curator, True to form: models made for science, Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney. 25 March – 9 August 2013.
  • Curator, Picturing New South Wales Photographs by Kerry & Co., Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney. 30 May 2010 – 13 March 2011
  • Curator, History of Microscopy, Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney. August–February 2009
  • Brazier, J., Duggins, M. 2015. 'Visualising nature: Models and wall charts for teaching biology in Australia and New Zealand' reCollections 10 (2).
  • Brazier, J. 2013. ‘The Australian Museum’s classical sculpture collection’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 99 (2). pp. 133-152
  • Brazier, J. 2002. ‘Walkom, Arthur Bache (189-1976)’. Australian Dictionary of Biography. 16. (MUP)
  • Inglis, K.S., Brazier, J. (assist.). 1998. Sacred Places. War Memorials in the Australian Landscape Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Inglis, K.S., Brazier, J. (1997) ‘The Silent Sentinel: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape’. In Anna Rutherford and James Wieland (eds), War. Australia’s Creative Response. Dangaroo Press. pp. 155-159
  • Brazier, J. ‘Archives/ objects/museums: points of intersection’ in Tim Sherratt et.al, Recovering Science (Conference proceedings October 1992, Australian Science Archives Project). pp. 93-100
  • Inglis, K.S., Brazier, J. (assist.) (1983). This is the ABC. The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932-1983. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press

Jan Brazier

Curator History, Macleay Collection