COLLECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS: MUSEUMS OF ANTIQUITIES LINKS BETWEEN SYDNEY AND ARMIDALE – TAASA Review December 2020
Pam Watson T he symbiotic relationship which exits between the antiquities museums of the Universities of Sydney (USyd) and New England, Armidale NSW (UNE) reflects a web of personal connections, curious collecting pathways and serendipitous outcomes. UNE was originally established as a regional college of USyd in 1938, becoming autonomous in 1954.
By 1959 an enthusiastic Classics lecturer, Maurice Kelly, established the Classics Department Museum, later the UNE Museum of Antiquities (UNEMA).
He was keen to enhance teaching and research through practical exposure to real objects...