Sir Charles Nicholson: an Early Scholar-Traveller in Egypt

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The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney holds Australia's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities. It was established thanks to a major donation from Sir Charles Nicholson, who travelled to Egypt in 1856-7, purchasing material along the way. This paper re-constructs his journey using the objects themselves and previously unpublished 19th century source material. What emerges is a man who, understanding the 'newness' of Sydney, deliberately sought to imbue its inhabitants and students of the new University with a deep understanding of its roots in Western civilisation, through the material culture of ancient Egypt and other places of great antiquity.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationEgyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney
EditorsKarin N. Sowada, Boyo G. Ockinga
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherMeditarch Publishing, University of Sydney
Pages1-13
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)09580266513
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Committee for University Museums & Collections Annual Conference: Exposing and Exploiting the Distinct Character of University Museums and Collections - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Sep 20023 Oct 2002
Conference number: 2
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ConferenceInternational Committee for University Museums & Collections Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleICOM-UMAC
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period29/09/023/10/02
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Sowada, K. (2006). Sir Charles Nicholson: an Early Scholar-Traveller in Egypt. In K. N. Sowada, & B. G. Ockinga (Eds.), Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney (pp. 1-13). [1] Sydney: Meditarch Publishing, University of Sydney.
Sowada, Karin. / Sir Charles Nicholson : an Early Scholar-Traveller in Egypt. Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney. editor / Karin N. Sowada ; Boyo G. Ockinga. Sydney : Meditarch Publishing, University of Sydney, 2006. pp. 1-13
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Sowada, K 2006, Sir Charles Nicholson: an Early Scholar-Traveller in Egypt. in KN Sowada & BG Ockinga (eds), Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney., 1, Meditarch Publishing, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 1-13, International Committee for University Museums & Collections Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29/09/02.

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