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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

Employment opportunity

24/HOR004 HOR002 & HOR006 Horticulturist

Play a part in caretaking MHNSW’s green spaces and gardens for enjoyment of the public and maintain historical accuracy for generations to come

Employment opportunity

24/DIR027 Executive Support Officer

Provide a range of timely, accurate and efficient administrative, minute taking and project support to assist in meeting changing priorities, workload peaks and project needs

View of limestone cave

Jenolan Caves in the State Archives Collection

We are donning our speleological hard hats and highlighting digitised material relating to Jenolan Caves held in the State Archives Collection

Donors enjoying the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert

The Syrens of Sydney: a bespoke donor experience

On a perfect autumn afternoon in late May, donors were immersed in the musical world of the Wentworths and their contemporaries at the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert held at Vaucluse House

National Sorry Day

Sorry Day

On 26 May each year Australia acknowledges Sorry Day. The first Sorry Day was held in 1998 to mark the one-year anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing them Home report in the Australian Parliament

Volunteer's Morning tea event, The Mint

National Volunteer Week 2024

This National Volunteer Week we extend an enormous, heartfelt thank you to our exceptional team of volunteers

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

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