12 November 2018 - Every weekday, until further notice

Like currents between islands archipelagos, objects forge connections between museums around the world.

Museums are not defined by their walls, but by the objects in their collections, and the connections they represent.

This exhibition explores how certain objects in the Nicholson, Macleay and University Art collections are intimate connected to objects in museums elsewhere in Australia and overseas. These connections tell us more about the objects themselves, and the circumstances that saw them divided and dispersed.

Many of these connections have been known for decades. Other connections are new discoveries

Connections is the last exhibition at the Nicholson Museum. As we prepare to move the Nicholson, Macleay and Art Gallery collections to the Chau Chak Wing Museum in 2020, we will discover more connections between objects at the University of Sydney and those in collections beyond our walls.

Exhibition curated by Dr James Fraser, in collaboration with curators from the Macleay Museum.

Event details

  • When: 10.00am - 4.30pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
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  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Museum Reception
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  • More info: The Nicholson Museum is open to the public and has free admission;
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays


Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
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