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

Outdoor scenes photographed in fog.

Rouse Hill House and Farm

Foggy photography at Rouse Hill House & FarmThursday 7 June 2018

There was a blanketing fog across the Sydney Basin early this morning, and Scott Hill was on hand at Rouse Hill House & Farm to capture it with his camera.

Brown leather hand sewn and shaped object with buttons and ties.

Hyde Park Barracks

Convicts ‘making do’ at the Hyde Park BarracksTuesday 5 June 2018

Costume collection at Museums Discovery Centre.

 

Museum storage: the ultimate treasure troveTuesday 5 June 2018

Members go behind the scenes at The Museums Discovery Centre.

Two images combined into one - left showing subject as student dressed in convict clothing and right showing subject as teacher.

Education

Experiencing Elizabeth Farm: as a student, then as a teacherTuesday 5 June 2018

Did you visit one of our museums when you were at school? We’d love to see your photos.

Group of pokers, shovels and other metal fire tools.

Elizabeth Bay House

Winter Warmers at Elizabeth Bay HouseWednesday 30 May 2018

It’s that time of year again! As winter rolls in at the end of this week, our curators are busily about the business of ‘wintering’ our houses.