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This week’s focus:
Join us as we get into the festive spirit with an exciting range of stories, collection items, recipes and crafts activities to share with you in the lead up to the holiday season.
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Bessie Rouse’s scrap album
A nineteenth-century scrap album, carefully stored in a bookcase at Rouse Hill House, holds hidden treasure – if you know what you’re looking at.
David Jones Christmas catalogue
As Christmas approaches, many of us seek out the perfect gift for our loved ones and the stores are filled with shoppers keen to find that special item. Catalogues offer up enticing suggestions, eager to welcome us as shoppers to their stores.
Get crafty this Christmas with some homemade ornaments for your tree.
Christmas rum balls
Get in the festive spirit with this simple Christmas rum ball recipe from our Cook and Curator blog.
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
This festive season, jump on the new-wave craft bandwagon and learn how to embroider with a project inspired by Sydney Living Museums’ collection with Libby Moore from Thread Folk in our latest Artisan Encounters online program.
Conservation in action: The turret stone has arrived! Wednesday 2 December 2020
We were very excited to receive the beautiful new replacement stone for the turrets at Vaucluse House this week.