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MUSE magazine and other publications

We produce a range of books, catalogues and other scholarly works
Our magazine, exhibition catalogues and some older publications are available in PDF format for free. All other books are available for sale at the Nicholson Museum and online from AbeBooks.

MUSE magazine

MUSE provides an insider's view into what's happening in our museum and collections – including new additions, conservation projects, research and discoveries.

Hard copies of the current issue are available at the Nicholson Museum.

You can also download it for free. The latest issue is June 2019 (pdf, 11.6MB).

Past MUSE issues are also available to download in PDF format – see below.

Featured publication


Into the Light: 150 years of cultural treasures at the University of Sydney

Introduction by D. Malouf; essays by J. Philp, A. Stephen and M. Turner

Book cover with colours in movement

More than 700,000 works are held in the University's Macleay Collections, Nicholson Collection and University Art Collection. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Nicholson Museum, Into the Light provides a glimpse into those collections with rich illustrations, essays and captions written by curatorial staff and experts in their fields.

175 pages, soft cover.
Order online via abebooks.com


Featured detail (top of the page): red-figure amphora, Lucania, Italy 420–390 BC, attributed to the Palermo Painter