Sydney Living Museums: Justice & Police Museum

This week, to help me settle in a little better, I decided to visit a couple of the museums in Sydney. Mum came down for the weekend so luckily I had a companion. We decided to visit some of the Sydney Living Museums. There are twelve in and around Sydney. What I love about these museums is that all of them hold collections within heritage buildings. I have posted about this numerous times but when heritage and museums combine it is a truly beautiful thing.

Surprise, surprise my favourite we visited was the Justice & Police Museum down near Circular Key. Continue reading “Sydney Living Museums: Justice & Police Museum”

University of Sydney: Greetings from Sydney!

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

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!

The section I really enjoyed is titled “Death Magic”. There are a few reasons why this particular exhibit impressed me the most. Firstly, its use of space is wonderful. It is in a medium-sized incredibly well lit room. In this space, the objects are really at the forefront. The use of light colours on the walls and floor are in stark contrast to the somewhat brightly-coloured ushabti and mummies in the centre of the room. I just think it was a fantastic way to really make the objects shine. Continue reading “University of Sydney: Nicholson Museum”