Collection close-ups: Vaucluse House
This Event Is
The drawing room refurbishment draws upon authentic sources and traditional trades to re-create the room that the Wentworth family might have known, while the orientation room has been redesigned to enhance visitors’ understanding of the site’s complex history.
Members will be given first-hand access to some original sources from the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection that were used to inform the refurbishing of the drawing room, as well as other treasures provenanced to the Wentworth family not normally on display, including William Charles's court suit, part of which is pictured below.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
About the curator
She is passionate about the immersive experiences house museums can provide for visitors – the power of their collections, gardens and grounds. As well as continuing to conserve, interpret and maintain SLM’s house museums she is interested in identifying and sharing new stories about them with our audiences.
Member's Guest: $15
When & Where
Reviving Vaucluse House
Curator Jo Nicholas writes about two significant projects that have come to fruition at Vaucluse House: The drawing room refurbishment that has drawn upon authentic sources and traditional trades, and the redesigned orientation room, enhancing visitors’ understanding of the site’s complex history.