Today is not only my birthday, but the beginning of Week 5. I cannot believe I am almost halfway through my first semester! It has been such a wonderful course so far and I cannot wait to embark on my final weeks of learning. Continue reading “Sydney Update: Week 5”
Another week, another excursion to a museum in Sydney. On Friday we visited the National Maritime Museum to hear from the curator, exhibition designer and conservator. Specifically, they were all talking about this exhibition: Continue reading “National Maritime Museum”
I had extremely high expectations for this exhibition and, in short, I was not disappointed. The Hermitage exhibition displays a large and varied range of paintings and objects that were collected by Catherine the Great and stored in St Petersburg, Russia. This is the first time an exhibition from the Hermitage has been held in Australia. Continue reading “National Gallery of Victoria: Hermitage”
I have been yearning to see this exhibition since it opened in April. We had such a wonderful experience at the Imperial War Museum in London earlier this year so I had very high expectations. Despite some issues with my audio guide, I thought the exhibition was very powerful and emotive. Continue reading “Melbourne Museum: World War I Centenary Exhibition”
Turns out I didn’t have much time last week to write a blog post so I’m seizing the opportunity now to write a little something. So far the courses have been actually really fun. A lot of cataloguing and information sorting which is exactly what I love doing. I have this one essay where you get to write about an object you own and why you think a particular museum should acquire it. I’ll post about it later 🙂 Continue reading “State Library of Queensland: Distant Lines”
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. Continue reading “Sydney Living Museums: Justice & Police Museum”
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!”