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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/ALT003 Access Advisor, First Nations Community Access to Archives (Identified)

Are you passionate about the return of First Nations language and cultural material into communities across NSW? Do you want to support Aboriginal communities in their language and cultural revitalisation and education journeys? Come work on an exciting new project with a strengths focused team improving First Nations Community Access to the archives. In a highly supportive environment gain a deep understanding of the archival collection, what’s involved in archival research and analysis, and grow your leadership potential within a First Nations archival workforce.

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

Three women sit on a sandstone fence in front of a building

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

top half of a page from an inquest file

Inquest index expanded

Over 9,100 new entries have been added by our volunteers to our inquest index and covers the years 1916–1963

Cover label Small debts registers [Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions]

Archives for Everyone: community digitisation and indexing partnerships

We are looking to partner with groups or societies with an interest in history and in making the State Archives Collection more accessible