SLM farewells


At an event at The Mint on 4 December, SLM trustees, staff and community leaders were joined by the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Don Harwin MLC, to recognise the contributions of outgoing SLM Chairman Michael Rose AM and retiring SLM Foundation Chair Edward Simpson.

Michael Rose will complete the maximum three terms, or nine years possible under the terms of the SLM Act in December, while Edward retires, having been a Director of the Foundation for 12 years, and its Chair for the past four. 

The Minister for the Arts suggested that the significant legacies of Michael Rose’s term as SLM Chairman were the UNESCO World Heritage listing of the Hyde Park Barracks in 2010, the rebranding of the organisation as Sydney Living Museums in 2014, and the transformative reinterpretation of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, to reopen late in 2019 to coincide with the site’s 200th anniversary.