Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the Mint

 

On 11 June donors were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, as part of the Sound Heritage Project.

Guests heard from leading Scottish music experts Dr David McGuinness and Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, in conversation with Dr Matthew Stephens. The fascinating talk highlighted SLM’s unique collection of Scottish sheet music, the importance of playing and interpreting the music, and how this music helps SLM create a strong understanding of place and people in history.

Guests were also able to view a selection of rare Scottish sheet music, first hand thanks to Megan Martin, Head of Collections and Access, as well as hear about the importance of the sheet music collection which includes:

• Publications dating from the late 18th century
• Australia’s earliest surviving settler composition
• Australia’s earliest known collection of sheet music bound in Sydney (c1840)
• Previously unknown surviving examples of Australian and British Compositions

The event is part of an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise 400k for the Sound Heritage project, to conserve, document, digitise and interpret our historical sheet music collection for local, national and international audiences.

 

Curious Caledonians in Conversation event at the Mint.

 

Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the MintTuesday 27 August 2019

On 11 June donors were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, as part of the Sound Heritage Project.

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Sydney Open

Sydney Open Sunday Program Sneak PeekThursday 22 August 2019

Be the first to enjoy a sneak peek of some exciting buildings from this year’s Sunday program and purchase your Sydney Open Pass from today!

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Education

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Whimsical wallpaper of space travel from the 1950s

 

1950s sci-fi wallpaper Wednesday 24 July 2019

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Library Display

New Library DisplaysTuesday 23 July 2019

Whet your appetite for the Songs of Home exhibition at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, where our new displays explore how, even before CDs and Spotify, Sydney homes were filled with music.