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

Employment Opportunity

Collections Assistant Digital Assets

Be a part of ensuring the longevity and access to our treasured collections across our unique historical sites.

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23/CUR011 Assistant Curator

Be a part of bringing our treasured collections, sites and stories to life with engaging and informative curatorial content.

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Digitised top half of page with the subject line 'Protest against unjust dismissal from the service'

Newly digitised archives – married women teachers' applications

The Married Women (Lecturers and Teachers) Act of 1932 restricted employment of married women in the Department of Public Instruction. We hold 693 declarations for exemption by married women teachers for the years 1932–35

Collections and Loans Officer Meg Driver loads the letter box for transportation

The Astor letter box on loan

Our latest Caroline Simpson Library display celebrates the centenary of The Astor, Australia’s first company title apartment block

Oak tree courtyard, Elizabeth Farm

Life-changing encounters with the past

Visits from teachers who first visited our sites as children themselves have become increasingly common, revealing the lifelong impact of place-based learning

Exterior of Meroogal

Meroogal hosts the Shoalhaven Museums & Galleries Breakfast Series

A great opportunity to share ideas and insights to support cultural and heritage tourism

Gulwanyang Moran crouching above ceremonial smoking gum leaves

Improving First Nations community access to archives

We acknowledge the incredible work local communities are doing to reclaim and revitalise Indigenous languages across NSW

A wallpaper being prepared for digitisation, Museums Discovery Centre

Wallpaper in the spotlight

Work has begun on documenting this valuable collection to ensure each design is preserved against the effects of time for future generations to enjoy