Keeping your cool

 

When the temperature rises here at Susannah Place Museum, we use an old-fashioned but effective way to keep cool.  

Based on this 1910 photo (above) we reproduced a striped canvas curtain that is tied via some sash cord to the large shop window.

It works a treat, dropping the temperature by a few degrees, keeping staff, visitors and our old fashioned boiled lollies nice and cool.

About the Author

Head and shoulders portrait of woman set against brick wall.
Anna Cossu
Curator
Susannah Place Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum
Inspired by wonderful and slightly eccentric history teachers and after her own foray as a teacher, Anna found herself drawn to the world of museums.

Drummoyne House 1860s

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Drummoyne House remembered...Wednesday 12 June 2019

A recent visitor to the Museums Discovery Centre saw SLM's immense carved, timber window cornice from Drummoyne House and was immediately transported back to her time living in the house.

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19/CC036 Casual Audio Visual TechnicianFriday 7 June 2019

Children enjoying a convict meal

Hyde Park Barracks

Nine News: A convict meal Thursday 6 June 2019

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley with school children

Hyde Park Barracks

SMH: A king's feast of beef, pudding but no rum 200 years onWednesday 5 June 2019