Description - 100 Treasures / 100 Emotions: The Macquarie University History Museum by Martin Bommas

AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS A thought-provoking, visual feast, which presents a diverse range of art objects to build emotional bridges between art objects and the viewer within a social history context. 100 Treasures celebrates the inauguration of the Faculty Art Museum at Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This entirely new volume focuses on 100 works from a vast collection of 15,000 objects, to highlight the new museum's focus on social history and the human condition beyond the borders of space and time. This story is told through a mixture of short essays and colour plates of 100 selected objects drawn from across five continents and over the course of 5,000 years. These objects – ranging from fragments of an ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, to a WWI era Turkish Star medal – have been chosen by Museum staff and Macquarie scholars to achieve a representative and rigorously researched survey of human experience and creativity over five millennia. Professor Martin Bommas, coordinates short essays on each of the 100 selected objects by a broad range of academic authors, complemented by entirely new photography of the objects commissioned from award-winning photographer Effy Alexiakis. AUTHORS: Professor Martin Bommasis director of the Museum of Ancient Cultures and the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project at Macquarie University. Effy Alexiakis, who has over 25 years experience as a photographer for Macquarie University, and has taught photography at various institutions, mainly at the Australian Centre for Photography and at various TAFE colleges.

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