Paint doesn't come any more natural, practical or traditional than distemper, a water based mixture of whiting and glue. Here's a handy step-by-step guide to making and applying this beautiful paint yourself.
Architect Harry Seidler and artist Frank Stella collaborated on just one project - Grosvenor Place. But the influence of Stella’s work is evident in the geometric plans of many houses, towers and civic centres designed by Seidler.
Miriam Hamilton nee Terry, a descendant of both the Rouse family of Rouse Hill and the Thorburns of Meroogal, was, with her late husband Ian, one of the last co-owners of Rouse Hill House and its collection.
Among the set of house keys for Throsby Park are a number of very large brass mortice keys for 19th century internal door locks. The keys are beautiful sculptural items, but not the kind of thing that you would want to have to carry around in your pockets.
Our curators peel back the layers from the walls and floors to reveal the humble histories of our places and the stories of the everyday people who lived there. Stories from Susannah Place Museum, Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Justice & Police Museum.