A herculean task: clearing the woolshed
The first stage of a major conservation project at Rouse Hill Estate involved removing thousands of objects accumulated over 150 years of the property’s occupation.
A strong and simple structure: conserving the woolshed
The second phase of a major conservation project on the woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate has seen the rustic 160-year-old structure strengthened and stabilised
Archives behind the scenes - unboxing a glass plate negative
In this episode we visit the Conservation Lab where Elizabeth shows us how to unbox glass plate negatives - very gently!
Conservation in action: Elizabeth Bay House external joinery work
Museums of History NSW is undertaking external joinery conservation works to the front facade thanks to the funds generously donated by our supporters during the 2022 Annual Appeal
Conservation in action: Meroogal exterior painting
We're working with specialist painters to restore damage and prevent further deterioration to the building
Conservation tip: rehousing glass plate negatives
As with many conservation techniques the expertise and dexterity of the practitioner is paramount to the success of the treatment
Conserving Harry Seidler’s sofa
A sofa Harry Seidler designed for Rose Seidler House was conserved and reupholstered, and the process revealed some unexpected findings
Conserving the archive
Supervising conservator Dominique Moussou talks through her work and some of the projects underway in the MHNSW conservation lab