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Introducing our 2021 theme: Reflections on identity
This year, Reflections on identity is the theme underpinning our integrated program of exciting installations, exhibitions and public programs across our properties along with exploring the immense collections held within both SLM and the State Archives.
Hear from Adam Lindsay, Executive Director of SLM and the NSW State Archives announcing our theme in the below video:
(Re)making a home
An evocative and deeply personal collection of household items belonging to the last tenants of Susannah Place was recently acquired by Sydney Living Museums.
Who goes here? Fiona Hall
One of Australia’s most prominent and influential artists, Fiona Hall will create an outdoor art installation, Who goes here? launching at Hyde Park Barracks on 3 April.
Interior design training in the 1940s
Helen Burgess studied design at Sydney Technical College almost 80 years ago. Her work was acquired by SLM and illustrates the school’s role in educating designers in NSW.
Get crafty this Easter with a moving chicken puppet activity sheet.
Hot cross buns
Fill your kitchen with the sweet smells of Easter, the Mrs Beeton way, with a 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.
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: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021
After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.
'No fake heritage': Sydney building powers back onThursday 11 March 2021
Depending on who you ask, the SubStation No. 164 redevelopment on Sydney’s Clarence Street floats like a thought bubble, a glass sculpture, a comma or a water cooler above two solid heritage buildings.