September 2022 Inspiring Australia NSW Stakeholder Briefing

Join us in person or online at an Inspiring Australia NSW Stakeholder Briefing. Come along to network and share information and opportunities.

All are welcome to join us in person at the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, or online via Zoom, for an Inspiring Australia NSW Stakeholder Briefing.

  • Get an update on key stats from 2022 National Science Week.
  • Gain an insight into STEM outreach in our library sector, with a presentation by Joy Suliman from City of Canada Bay Council Libraries on the 2022 Rhodes Science Fair during National Science Week.
  • Find out about the scientific research collections at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, with presentations from public programs and curators, and a personal tour of some of the current exhibitions.
  • Share science engagement news and opportunities with colleagues over networking drinks served for one hour at the conclusion of formal proceedings from 4pm.


2pm Registrations open

2.30pm Welcome and presentations

  • National Science Week 2022 with Meredith Hall, Manager IA NSW
  • 2022 Rhodes Science Fair with Joy Suliman, Canada Bay Council Libraries
  • Chau Chak Wing Museum natural history and science collections with Craig Barker, Jan Brazier and Tony Gill
  • A curator’s tour of the Seashores and Natural Selections exhibitions by Tony Gill

4.00pm Refreshments and networking

5.00pm Close

The Chau Chak Wing Musuem is the University of Sydney’s museum of art, science, history and ancient cultures. It combines the collections of the University Art Gallery, the Macleay Museum and the Nicholson Museum in a multidisciplinary institution housed in a stunning new building. It is open to the public all day and we encourage you to come early and view the collections. Entrance is free.


Joy Suliman is Operations Manager, Library Programs at Canada Bay Council. Joy brings together her diverse experience in learning technology, workshop facilitation, research, professional development training, regional outreach, community engagement, and collection management in this role. After successfully establishing The Learning Space in Rhodes, she now leads a multi-disciplinary team of children’s, youth, outreach, emerging technology and local studies specialists that works alongside the community at City of Canada Bay’s three libraries. Together, they are working to re-imagine a very different kind of public library service with community engagement and programs at its core.

Craig Barker is Manager of Education and Public Programs at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. He has extensive experience in K-12 and adult museum education and has published and presented on museum education in teaching and academic conferences and publications. Craig has a PhD in classical archaeology from the University of Sydney and has considerable archaeological fieldwork experience in Australia, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.

Jan Brazier is curator of the History Collections, Macleay Collections, which comprise the Historic Photographs Collection and the Science Collection. Previously, she was the archivist at the Australian Museum. Her interests are history of photography in 19th-century Australia and history of museums and science in 19th-century New South Wales.

Tony Gill is curator of Natural History at the Macleay Collections. Prior to joining the Macleay Museum, he was a researcher of shallow marine fishes for the Natural History Museum, London, and museum curator in the School of Life Sciences and assistant director for collections in the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University.

Covid-safe protocol

All visitors must adhere to the requirements of the University of Sydney’s guidelines for COVID safety precautions. Visitor safety information


The Chau Chak Wing Museum is an accessible venue. If you have any specific requirements, please let us know when you register. Accessibility – Chau Chak Wing Museum

Getting there The Chau Chak Wing Museum is located on University Place, directly across from the Great Hall and Quadrangle lawns, and next to Fisher Library. The closest entrance is via the Parramatta Rd gate opposite Derwent St. Getting here – Chau Chak Wing Museum