Design Firm : Johnson Pilton Walker
Builder : FDC
TCW have been providing furniture solutions throughout The University of Sydney for nearly a decade including the Chau Chak Wing Museum which was designed to share USYD’s vast collections of antiques with the wider community. The collections began in 1860 and have continued to grow showcasing significant artistic, scientific and archaeological artefacts.
From ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, to the art of First Nations people, and the works of leading contemporary artists, the Chau Chak Wing Museum is a centre of cultural and artistic excellence and was completed to the Gold Level Standard of the University’s Sustainability Framework model, equivalent to the GBCA’s Greenstar rating. TCW assisted FDC and the Architect to provide a unique customised seating solution for the Museum’s welcome area which receives visitors on route to view the collections which contain over 30,000 artifacts.
On the impact of the museum, donor Dr Chau Chak states, “It is my sincere hope that the Chau Chak Wing Museum not only directly benefits Sydney’s cultural landscape and emerging generations who seek knowledge, but also indirectly encourages others to contribute meaningfully to the enrichment of Australia’s arts and culture.”