Museum takes a stand on displaying body parts

The University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Museum has chosen to remove mummified body parts from display.
Image is a sarcophagus in a display of Egyptian artefacts.

Following deep deliberation and consultation, the University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Museum has this week formally announced its decision to remove unwrapped mummified body parts from its Egyptian galleries

This comes at a time when Egyptian exhibitions are trending at an all-time high in Australia, with major shows currently at the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Museum, and soon to open at NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International.

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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