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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

View of the columns and balcony, The Mint

Rum Hospital Verandah Conservation

This important heritage work will include the structural remediation to columns, subfloor structure and balustrade and the painting of the columns using a traditional sand paint finish

Argyle Well

Save the date! Sydney Open 2023 program launch

The Sydney Open City Pass program is returning on 5 November 2023 and is your key to the city, unlocking buildings and spaces throughout Sydney’s CBD

Sydney Open 6/11/2022. Picture James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Volunteer at Sydney Open 2023

Applications are now open to volunteer at Australia’s premier open building event

Digitising the Rose Seidler House Collection

Over the past week, our Collection Digitisation Team has been facilitating an in-situ photoshoot at Rose Seidler House

People crowd onto the deck of a ship

More immigration records online

We are delighted to announce that our partner Ancestry has digitised, indexed and published an important set of 19th century NSW immigration records held in the NSW State Archives Collection

Wentworth Mausoleum perimeter fence

Renewed splendour for the Wentworth Mausoleum

The conservation works to the perimeter fence of the historic Wentworth Mausoleum have been successfully completed

Meroogal exterior painting complete

Meroogal's exterior: A labour of love

After eight weeks of expert knowledge and care, painting works to the exterior of Meroogal have now been completed

Portrait of Mary Darwell, interim Chief Executive Officer for MHNSW in 2023/24.

MHNSW announces new CEO

We are very happy to announce Mary Darwell as the new CEO of Museums of History NSW for a 12-month period.

Exterior view of Meroogal and garden

Conservation in action: Meroogal exterior painting

We're working with specialist painters to restore damage and prevent further deterioration to the building