Conservation in action

 

On Tuesday 23 October the SLM Foundation hosted a special behind-the-scenes talk for donors on the restoration work happening at Vaucluse House to preserve the colonial segmented arched courtyard gateway.

The talk was presented by SLM's Head of Heritage, Michael Ellis, Heritage Project Officer, Maria Elena Ruggeri, and Assistant Curator, House Museums Portfolio East, Melissa Flyte, and Master Stonemason James Gardner. Donors heard about the complexities of working with heritage buildings and the challenges with the stonework.

A private tour of Vaucluse House followed and donors enjoyed refreshments on the verandah with a view of the stunning garden. It was a great opportunity to see how donor funds assist with important heritage conservation work.

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  • Group in outdoor setting looking at archway conservation.

    Photo Joy England © Sydney Living Museums.

  • Group in outdoor setting looking at archway conservation.

    Photo Kate Sheaffe © Sydney Living Museums.

  • Group in outdoor setting looking at archway conservation.

    Photo Kate Sheaffe © Sydney Living Museums.

  •  Assistant Curator, House Museums Portfolio East, Melissa Flyte outside Vaucluse House

    Photo Joy England © Sydney Living Museums.

  • Vaucluse House exterior

    Photo Joy England © Sydney Living Museums.

  • Group inside Vaucluse House

    Photo Kate Sheaffe © Sydney Living Museums.

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