Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets complete
Having carefully assembled the new stone pieces using traditional mortar made with lime from local oyster shells, the turrets were capped with beautifully moulded lead and strengthened with stainless steel strappings and pins. These works will stabilise the turrets and protect them from the elements as well as intrusive plants and wildlife, ensuring their preservation for the next 100 years or more.
As well as using authentic local materials, the conservation of the turrets is distinguished by expert craftsmanship and the use of traditional construction methods, reminding us of the need to support and foster the development of these invaluable skills in younger generations.
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Projects funded at Museum of Sydney and Hyde Park BarracksThursday 16 August 2018
The Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the site of the first Government House at the Museum of Sydney were successful in securing grants in this year’s Protecting National Historic Sites program.