Media
View of pigeonholes in the the police station charge room, Justice & Police Museum. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums
Find the latest media releases here, how to request media images, our areas of expertise and who to contact with media-related inquiries.

Media contact

Emma Heath
Media Manager

T: 02 8072 4516
M: 0413 768 588
E: emma.heath@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

Media releases

Media release

Media release: Sponsor a SleepoverWednesday 1 November 2017

Colonial era brick building with clock tower.

Media release

Local Projects to lead Hyde Park Barracks renewalTuesday 10 October 2017

mixture of images of postcards, stamps, doll, photos.

Media release

WW1 stories from our museums published onlineFriday 9 June 2017

'A room for Mary Quant', designed by Marion Best Pty Ltd, 1967.

Media release

Celebrating Marion Hall BestFriday 26 May 2017

Image requests

To inquire about images for media use, please contact the media manager: 

E: media@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

For non-media image usage, please see our Image reproduction information page.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Architecture 

From soaring skyscrapers to radically designed homes and Australia’s earliest properties, our city lays claim to some of the most stunning and significant buildings in the country. Sydney Living Museums is the keeper of 12 of the most fascinating heritage places and museums. Discover their stories, and Sydney’s intriguing architectural history, through Home & Architecture, an ongoing program of inspiring exhibitions, thought provoking talks and tours, and other events designed for those who like to get up close and personal with how we live.

Food

Sydney Living Museums Food serves up a delicious world of gastronomic tastes, talks and tours. You’re invited to delight in a harbourside Victorian high tea, immerse yourself in a colonial cooking class, indulge in a lavish 18th-century feast or quaff a pint of traditionally crafted peach bragott. Our stunning homes and gardens are the settings for a special menu of enticing food experiences unlike anything else on offer. Unlock your next culinary adventure with us... 

The Cook and the Curator:

The Cook and the Curator blog invites you to discover our rich food heritage, as resident gastronomer Jacqui Newling and curator Scott Hill explore our extraordinary properties. Jacqui and Scott have been combing through old cookery books, deciphering handwritten recipes, rediscovering lost culinary arts and revealing family stories. Learn how to blend exotic spices, whip up apple snow, make gelatin from calves' feet (if you dare!) and lay the perfect Regency table – just a portion of what's on the menu.

Art/ Photography 

Museum of Sydney

The Museum of Sydney celebrates the people and events that have shaped the character and soul of this city. The Museum of Sydney presents a range of immersive photographic exhibitions representing some part of Australian culture, people and places. Inspirational, adventurous and eye-opening.

Justice & Police Museum - Photo Archive

Housed at Sydney Living Museums' Justice & Police Museum is the NSW Police Forensic Archive, a priceless collection of  mug shots and crime scene photographs that provide exclusive insight into Sydney’s historical underbelly. ‘Special photographs’, taken by Sydney police in the 1920s, are among the tens of thousands of negatives of the forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum. No documentation accompanies the images but we know that each portrait was taken in the aftermath of a crime and generally prior to the court appearance. Each portrait freezes a charged and fractious moment in an unfolding story.

Interior Design 

The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection represents a rich archive of the history of house and garden design and interior furnishing in NSW. Supporting Sydney Living Museums’ work of interpreting and managing places of cultural significance in NSW and provides a specialist research resource for scholars, heritage and conservation practitioners, museum professionals, designers and tertiary students. Including architectural pattern books, architectural fragments, wall and floor coverings, manufacturers’ trade catalogues and sample books, garden ornament, fittings (including curtain and blind hardware, door and window furniture), soft furnishings and trimmings, personal papers and manuscripts, pictures, photographs, books, periodicals and oral histories. The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection hosts a number of semi-permanent and temporary displays. 

Heritage

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. A crossroads for tens of thousands of people, it played a central role in the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation. During the 20th century, Hyde Park Barracks escaped demolition a number of times. In the early decades it was under threat by plans to develop Macquarie Street, but this period also saw the beginnings of the heritage preservation movement, with artists such as Sydney Ure Smith, Lionel Lindsay and Hardy Wilson picturing the barracks and other heritage buildings in their works and speaking openly about the need to preserve them. By the 1940s the Royal Australian Historical Society and the National Trust demanded the barracks be converted into a museum. It was not until 1975 that extensive conservation works began, and the main building was restored to its original appearance.

Latest news

Woman in kitchen setting with range of cooking equipment in front of her on wooden bench.

Education

Free virtual excursion live from Vaucluse HouseWednesday 27 June 2018

We invite Stage 1 classes to be a part of our free virtual excursion, live from Vaucluse House on Tuesday 31 July. Meet our colonial gastronomer to investigate how food preparations has changed between the 19th century and today and make your own butter.

Koala sitting in fork of gum tree.

Beulah

Beulah as native fauna refugeTuesday 26 June 2018

A male koala has been seen in the bushland at Beulah, our Endangered Houses Fund property south of Campbelltown, this month.

The Railway Station wallpaper

Collections

Wallpaper for trainspottersTuesday 26 June 2018

Although the railway did not officially arrive at the New South Wales town of Bathurst until 1876, at a nearby property, Blackdown, a virtual railway station had been created more than 20 years earlier... on the wallpaper.

Education

Helping with the washing at Elizabeth FarmMonday 25 June 2018

One of the many interesting roles of the Sydney Living Museums' learning team is having authentic replicas of objects specially made for use in our school education programs.

Current and upcoming exhibitions