MUSE Magazine

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

Find the hard copy at the Nicholson Museum, or download it here.

You can also download all past issues of MUSE, Sydney University Museums Newsletter and Macleay Museum News.

MUSE Issue 21

Features in this issue:

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Issue 21, October 2018

  • A living dimension: plantings for the Chau Chak Wing Museum – On the significance of the landscape around our new museum.
  • Connections – A new exhibition at the Nicholson reveals global links to objects in our collections.
  • Distant relations – Visiting Indigenous artefacts far from home in Helsinki, Finland.
  • David Myers’ graphintegrator – A recent acquisition sheds light on an interesting period in the history of computing.
  • Putting Jericho under the microscope – Introducing a new joint research project with the British Museum.
  • Recycling history – Artist Sarah Goffman, inspired by ancient cultures, turns trash into treasure.
  • A shrewd tale – Secrets of a mysterious reliquary in the Nicholson revealed.
  • Wedgwood in Melanesia – The remarkable life of a trailblazer from a famous family dynasty.
  • Coffey and a chat on the beach – Historic photographs give new insights into a painting in the collection.
  • A gift from Korea – A small artwork is also a trace of a time of diplomatic outreach.
  • Stereography in the land of Homer – Historic stereographs reveal more than just ancient vistas.
  • The curiosities of Dru Drury – Looking for specimens in a famous 18th century collection in the Macleay Museum.
  • Picturing antiquity – Exquisite large-scale historic photographs reveal some key archaeological sites.
  • Making history – See what our guests and staff have been up to.
  • Find your muse – Upcoming events and programs.