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Credits

  • Project: University of Sydney, JT Wilson Museum of Anatomy, Darlington Campus
  • Location: The University of Sydney, NSW
  • Client: The University of Sydney
  • Consultants:
    Structural - Aurecon
    Services - Aurecon
  • Builder: Intrec

University of Sydney, JT Wilson Museum of Anatomy, Darlington Campus

The Wilson Meuseum of Anatomy is located in the Anderson Stuart Building at the University of Sydney Darlington Campus. The original museum was established in 1882 by the buildings namesake to provide high quality human anatomical specimens for the training and education of University students studying medicine. Refurbishment works were carried out 2007/2008 to bring the century old Museum up to modern medical standards. The design work evolved predominantly around the display amd preservation of the specimen pods which required a constant temperature. High-tech parabolic display lighting and custom designed cabinets were designed to exhibit the specimen pods, creating a a striking contrast between the rich neo-gothic heritage exteriors and the contemporary internal refurbishment. Other works included air-conditioning, ventilation, motorised blinds, ceiling systems, electrical, communications, audio-visual/computer systems and fire services.

AMA provided design, documentation and architectural management services from concept planning to practical completion. The project was acknowledged by the Anatomy department as highly successful.

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