How the new Chau Chak Wing Museum changes thinking

As university faculties are under the pinch nationally, philanthropy has allowed a future ready 21st century museum to lead, by placing embedded education at the heart of contemporary considerations and cross-discipline narratives.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney is scheduled to open 18 November, just days ahead of another museum that has received considerable media attention across the year, the WA Museum (opening 21 November).  

Further, the Australian Museum in Sydney, the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial, both in Canberra, are also undergoing major multi-million dollar facelifts.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina