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Michael Lech with a selection from a massive collection of wallpaper

Wallpapering the past

The Sydney Morning Herald

A man standing in profile in front of a digital image of the Sydney Opera House

As the Sydney Opera House turns 50...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Volunteers document Liverpool State Hospital records

It's National Volunteer Week and we're highlighting the important work our volunteers do in helping to make the Collection more accessible. Our Collections Volunteers have successfully listed over 57,000 patient admission cards from Liverpool Hospital covering 1884 to 1959

Employment Opportunity

24/VEN011 Casual Audio-Visual Technician

Utilising your technical knowledge and customer service skills, provide professional and exemplary AV services for commercial and internal clients within a pre-eminent cultural institution. We are looking for Audio-Visual Technicians who are comfortable with audio, visual and hybrid event technologies. You will have flexible availability for event work, particularly during business hours. Finally, you will be able to work collaboratively with a friendly and dynamic team, ensuring events are safely and successfully delivered.

Employment Opportunity

Archivist Talent Pool

Take part in providing and promoting access to the NSW State Archives Collection, which provides valuable evidence of events and decisions which have shaped our history, communities and lives. We are seeking to build a talent pool of organised and engaged Archivists who can assist a wide-range of clients with enquiries and support the transfer and preservation of the Collection. You will be joining a specialised and professional team that supports MHNSW to achieve its goals.

Objects from a collection sit next to archival storage boxes

Storage on a Shoestring: collections care videos launched

Our Collections Care and Digital teams have been hard at work making make a suite of vocational videos for volunteers and staff working in museums across the state

Image provided by Close the Gap 2024 campaign

National Close the Gap Day 2024

Today is National Close the Gap Day 2024. Closing the gap refers to the meaningful action that is required by governments, organisations, communities and individuals to address inequity experienced by First Nations peoples in Australia

A group crowds around a display of archival documents

Conserving the archives: a bespoke donor experience

On Thursday 14 March, MHNSW donors enjoyed a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the NSW State Archives Collection at the Western Sydney Records Centre

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Welcome new members of the First Nations Community Access to Archives team

The First Nations Community Access to the Archives team welcomes three First Nations staff to the Collections space

A man sits at a desk and looks at an album of pictures through a magnifying glass

A recent acquisition uncovers rare tintype photographs

Tintypes are photographs printed on thin sheets of metal, rather than card. MHNSW doesn’t hold many in our collections, so this discovery is an exciting one

PR866 Old govt [Government] surveyor, Devonshire St. [Street] reproduction

State Archives Collection: Customer satisfaction survey 2024

We welcome your input in this year's survey to help evaluate our services