Sydney, Macquarie University Museum
Current name(s) of destination(s):
Sydney, Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University
The Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University, was originally founded as the Ancient History Teaching Collection in 1974 and renamed the Museum of Ancient Cultures in 1994. The Museum houses a collection of over 7000 objects from the ancient world, including Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East, and the largest papyrus collection in the Southern Hemisphere.
Notes on distribution:
In the 1970s, the Australian Museum placed a portion of its Egyptian collection, including objects obtained from British-led excavations, on permanent loan to both the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, Sydney.
Richards, C., Vokes, R., Inall, Y., Lowry, V. and Oreskovich, J. 2021. Egypt in Australia. Report produced for the Australian Embassy in Egypt, Cairo.
Excavations from which artefacts are distributed: