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Chau Chak Wing Museum virtual tour (Stage 6)

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Step virtually into Chau Chak Wing Museum, the University of Sydney’s museum of art, science, history and ancient cultures and find the unexpected…


In collaboration with the University of Sydney, the Department of Education created a virtual tour of the Chau Chak Museum and associated teaching resources.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum holds the extensive collections of the University of Sydney, more than 400,000 cultural artefacts, natural history specimens and artworks. Included in the collection is the largest collection of antiquities from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe in the country, from the Nicholson Collection, and significant First Nations and Pasifika cultural items from the Macleay Collection. The museum has artefacts representing ancient cultures spanning from the pre-Neolithic to the late medieval period, including Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman materials. These artefacts hold intimate stories of people’s everyday lives, ancient environments, and cultural activity for over more than 10,000 years.

This project developed a range of short films that examined several artefacts housed by the museum, and interviewed experts in their field on how they engage with these objects to learn more about human history.

The virtual excursion enables students and teachers in rural, regional and remote NSW to engage with the Chau Chak Museum in a way not previously available.

Guided and self-guided physical tours of the museum are also available for visiting school groups.



BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Department of Education, Pathways and Transitions, DART Learning

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand

Delivery Platform

Interactive Situ 180 degree virtual tour


1 Hour





Syllabus Outcomes

AH11-6, AH11-7, AH11-9, AH11-10

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » Ancient History

Other KLAs

HSIE » Work Education


Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus

  • communicates historical understanding, using historical knowledge, concepts and terms, in appropriate and well-structured forms AH11-9
  • discusses contemporary methods and issues involved in the investigation of ancient history AH11-10

Australian Blueprint for Career Development

Learning Area B: Learning and work exploration

6. Locate and use career information effectively
7. Understand the relationship between work, society and the economy

8. Understand the changing nature of life and work roles

Students will:

  • Understand how to locate and use career information
  • Locate and evaluate a range of career information sources relevant to career aspirations
  • Discover how work contributes to individuals’ lives
  • Explore non-traditional life and work options and learn to challenge stereotypical thinking

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Technology and Materials Requirements

Reliable internet, device for viewing, white board if teacher is presenting to class. Pens for note taking.

Pre Event Requirements

CLICK HERE to view the fly through of the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

More Information About This Event

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Chau Chak Wing Museum virtual tour launch

Chau Chak Wing Museum virtual tour will be officially launched at the 2023 HSC History Study Days at the University of Sydney. In addition to the lectures  presented by experienced teachers and markers of the HSC, teachers and students will have the opportunity to participate in the launch 3pm Friday 2nd June in the Nelson Meers Foundation AuditoriumChau Chak Wing Museum. For further information contact Amy Greenshields [email protected]

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