Historic colour in the home

Colouring the past can be both exciting and challenging.

This webinar explores the many sources found in the Caroline Simpson Library that can bring colour to the homes of past. Join Dr Matthew Stephens as he looks at paint charts, hand-coloured illustrations, trade catalogues, wallpapers, and textiles in his search for colour.

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Vivienne Chaffer : Colour [interior design student workbook]

Phyllis Shillito and her colour curriculum 1945–1979

This event focused on the colour curriculum of pioneering Sydney-based colour designer and educator Phyllis Shillito (1895–1980) of the 1940s to the 1970s

Watercolour of a group of people landing ashore

The Extraordinary Story of Rose de Freycinet

Hear the story of Rose de Freycinet, the first woman to write an account of a global circumnavigation, with Suzanne Falkiner

Children's nursery

Animals in our Houses

A Parade of Animals in Nurseries, with Michael Lech