Archaeology and museology
Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum
Learn about archaeology in Afghanistan and the role of archaeological museums and collections in Australia.
This day of discovery starts with a tour of the exhibition Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul at the Art Gallery of NSW, given by consultant curator Craig Judd.
It is followed by a trip to Australia’s largest archaeological collection at the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney. Archaeologist Dr Craig Barker will lead a discussion of the history of the collection, the role it plays in supporting archaeological projects and the objectives of archaeology today.
Note: the Nicholson Museum collection does not contain Afghan artefacts and is not related to the Afghanistan exhibition
Image: One of a pair of clasps, cupids on dolphins (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier