The cultural history of wallpaper

With Michael Lech and Jude Stewart

Wallpaper, once dismissed as old and fusty, is having something of a resurgence of late. But what is its cultural history? Michael Williams from the ABC’s Blueprint for Living speaks with Michael Lech, curator at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collections, Sydney Living Museums, and Jude Stewart, Chicago based design writer and journalist and author 'Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, and Other Graphic Patterns'.

Talks & webinars

A colour chart of ready-mixed paints

Historic colour in the home

The many sources in the Caroline Simpson Library that can bring colour to the homes of past, with Matthew Stephens

Children's nursery

Animals in our Houses

A Parade of Animals in Nurseries, with Michael Lech