The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney
Located in the heart of the University of Sydney, the Chau Chak Wing Museum was designed to bring the Nicholson, Macleay and Art collections under one roof to share with the broader community.
The Nicholson Collection is the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere. The Macleay collection includes some of Australia’s most significant natural history objects. The University Art Collection comprises more than 8,000 historical and contemporary works spanning millennia. Offering two thousand square metres of exhibition space over four levels, this public museum will allow three per cent of the collections to go on show at any given time, tripling previous exhibition space. The new museum also includes a temporary exhibition space.
The museum will also be a valuable research and learning space for students and staff from across the university. Seven of the museum’s opening exhibitions have already been announced. Entry to the museum will be free however, registration is essential.
The museum sits at the main entrance to the university’s Camperdown campus, on University Avenue, opposite the Quadrangle.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)