University of Sydney: Greetings from Sydney!

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What an exciting week it has been! I am so grateful to all the wonderful people here at Women’s College in Sydney for helping my transition from Queensland to New South Wales go smoothly.

On Monday formal classes will begin and I will officially be a postgraduate student in Museum and Heritage Studies. My blogs will now focus on what I am studying/learning here at the University of Sydney. I will try to write as often as possible! This may be difficult depending on the workload but I’m sure I’ll find some time to document my studies. Continue reading “University of Sydney: Greetings from Sydney!”

University of Sydney: Nicholson Museum

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Between morning and afternoon conference sessions today I visited the Nicholson Museum in the Quadrangle of the University of Sydney. This was my second time visiting Australia’s oldest University Museum. The first was in January this year. I was very glad to see there was a special exhibition on Pompeii. It is a marvellous museum in Sydney. Its treatment and display of antiquities is astounding! Continue reading “University of Sydney: Nicholson Museum”

Australian Historical Association

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I’ve been attending the Australian Historical Association Conference in Sydney. So far it has been an absolutely amazing conference. My paper went well and people seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. Thank you to everyone who attended the session!

I’ve called this entry “Time Machine Please” for one very good reason. Today I attended nine talks two of which mentioned the exhibit: “Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from World War I”. I immediately jumped onto the State Library of New South Wales website only to find the exhibit had closed last year. Upset is an understatement! I can only hope that they will consider running it again. Continue reading “Australian Historical Association”