Discover SLM: Talk Series

Join Sydney Living Museums’ curatorial team as they take you behind-the-scenes and discuss their current research in this free online talk series.

Each week a different curator will tackle subjects ranging from architecture to cookery. 


Coming up:

Masks again compulsary - 1919 flu pandemic with Jane Kelso

This talk explores the impact of the 1919 pneumonic ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic on daily life through the lens of SLM properties. Comparing and contrasting attitudes and events then with today from mask wearing, vaccination, quarantine and community action to remedies such as inhalatoria which would now be looked at askance. Jane Kelso looks at the role our people and places played, illustrated by an expanded suite of images from Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives collections.

Tuesday 21 September, 12pm–12.30pm
Free online via zoom link below

Zoom details

Passcode: 788145 

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Online talk schedule

Tuesday 21 September, 12pm-12.30pm
Masks again compulsary - 1919 flu pandemic with Jane Kelso

Tuesday 28 September, 4pm-4.30pm (NEW TIME)
James Watford 'behind the scenes' with Carlin De Montfort 

Tuesday 5 October, 4pm-4.30pm (NEW TIME)
A sea of beige: colour in the Australlian home with Michael Lech

Tuesday 12 October, 4pm-4.30pm (NEW TIME)
Shady Ladies: Women of the 1920s Underworld with Nerida Campbell

Previous talks

Tuesday 3 August, 12pm-12.30pm
The wayward prince of Braganza
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 10 August, 12pm-12.30pm
Marked objects: Hyde Park Barracks archaeology with Carlin De Montfort
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 17 August, 12pm-12.30pm 
Music in our houses with Matthew Stephens
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 24 August, 12pm–12.30pm 
The Burdekin House columns with Michael Lech
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 31 August, 12pm–12.30pm 
The Mythology of the Grand Tour with David White
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 7 September, 12pm–12.30pm 
Cooking with Rose Seidler with Dr Jacqui Newling
Watch on You Tube

Tuesday 14 September, 12pm–12.30pm 
Lodgers, bookmakers, and unofficial guests with Anna Cossu

Free online talks: every Tuesday 12pm

When & Where

Tuesday 3 August 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 10 August 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 17 August 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 24 August 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 31 August 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 7 September 2021 12PM–12.30PM
Tuesday 14 September 2021 12PM–12.30PM