Vaucluse House Drawing Room refurbishment

 

Over the next few months, several significant pieces of furniture from the drawing room will be taken off display and sent to specialist upholsterers and conservators for work as part of the Vaucluse House Centenary project.

The refurbishment of the Vaucluse House drawing room – considered one of the finest surviving colonial interiors in Australia – has been made possible thanks to the support of our generous donors, who collectively have raised $100,000 towards the delivery of this important project.

A further $25,000 needs to be raised to ensure we can proceed with the upgrade to the Orientation Room. Find out more about this project and how you can donate.

Much of the furniture in the room, including five Wentworth-provenanced chairs, was starting to show signs of wear and tear. Our plans are to reupholster the furniture and create new window furnishings using traditional methods and trades based on authentic sources.

Stay tuned for more details on the progress of this exciting project.

How to Move a Zoo installation.

Exhibition

How to move a giant green elephantTuesday 16 November 2021

Learning team filming at Rouse Hill Estate.

Learning

Uncovering new perspectives from Rouse Hill EstateFriday 5 November 2021

The SLM Learning team have been busy working on a new project in collaboration with curator Dr Scott Hill.

Installation view of Paradise on Earth

Foundation

Connecting through collective givingWednesday 3 November 2021

Following the success of the exhibition Paradise on Earth (Museum of Sydney, November 2020 – April 2021), exploring the life and work of artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, a giving circle was formed to support SLM’s wide-ranging architecture and design program.