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.

A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum

Learning

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

Curious Caledonians in Conversation event at the Mint.

 

Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the MintTuesday 27 August 2019

On 11 June donors were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, as part of the Sound Heritage Project.

Decorative collage of several Sydney Open Pass buildings.

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Sunday Program Sneak PeekThursday 22 August 2019

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Learning

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Whimsical wallpaper of space travel from the 1950s

 

1950s sci-fi wallpaper Wednesday 24 July 2019