Congrats Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, 2017 Churchill Fellow

Congratulations to Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Director Strategy & Engagement, Sydney Living Museums who, today, was announced as one of the 2017 Churchill Fellows.

Caroline joins a passionate and highly motivated list of 109 Australians, from a pool of 1140 applicants, who will travel the world in 2018 in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence made possible by this prestigious Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, Caroline will explore the best new global models of visitor accessibility and experience at heritage sites in the UK, Denmark, USA and Canada.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill and fulfil his wish to offer people from all walks of life, the opportunity to travel overseas to gain new knowledge and insights that can be practically applied in Australia to positively impact our communities at large.

“It is 52 years since the Churchill Fellowship was first awarded in honour of Sir Winston Churchill however, the projects that will be aided by his legacy are still, as he intended, firmly focussed on the future,” said CEO, Churchill Trust, Mr Adam Davey.

“Churchill Fellows are ordinary Australians with extraordinary abilities and aspirations.”

Winston Churchill

Framed piece of embroidery with geometric and other motifs.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize entries closeFriday 3 August 2018

Entries have closed for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with a record number of artists submitting works. Pre-selection of the works takes place soon with the announcement of finalists on Friday 24 August.

Group in kitchen with fresh produce on table.

Education

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Group of four women in period costumes in front of sandstone steps.

The Mint

NIDA students in costume at the Barracks & The MintTuesday 14 August 2018

NIDA costume design students were seen modelling the costumes that they designed at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Mint.

Exterior of cafe with seating and planter boxes.

Museum of Sydney

Thank you to our Governors Kitchen patrons for their supportSaturday 4 August 2018

The Governors Kitchen cafe will be closed for ongoing renovations from Friday 3 August. Throughout August, visitors can enjoy coffee, cold beverages and light refreshments from the coffee cart located on the museum forecourt.