One site, two worlds
This is part of SLM’s new interpretation strategy, which focuses strongly on Indigenous perspectives of Australia’s first Government House, a site of early contact and the seat of British power for the first 57 years of the colony.
The new signage on First Government House Place (the museum’s forecourt), installed in November, helps visitors to navigate and interpret the site and its history from both a colonial and an Indigenous perspective, providing a two‑world view on the significance and impact of the first Government House. The speakers in the evocative site-specific artwork Edge of the trees have been upgraded, allowing visitors to once again enjoy the immersive aural experience of local Indigenous languages.
Inside the museum, we’re opening a new display on Saturday 24 November that presents indigenous reflections on the history of Sydney and colonisation.
Become part of Sydney Open 2019: EOI now openWednesday 27 March 2019
Our exciting program for Sydney Open 2019 will open even more buildings and spaces that are usually off-limits to the public, alongside new talks and tour experiences. To be part of it all, we invite you to submit an expression of interest by 30 April.