Jacqui Newling

Assistant curator

Jacqui brings over ten years of ‘visitor first’ interpretation experience to her role as a curator at SLM. She specialises in place-based social history and heritage, bringing meaningful stories from our past to contemporary audiences through various forms of media, from exhibitions to interactive opportunities for visitors in our museums.

Jacqui is a PhD candidate in history at Sydney University researching food and food security in early colonial New South Wales. A graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Master’s Degree in gastronomy, Jacqui brings Sydney’s rich food heritage to life, adding flavour to SLM’s historic houses. She co-curated the ‘Eat Your History: A Shared Table’ exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is the ‘Cook’ in the blog, The Cook and the Curator and is author of the award winning book Eat Your History: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.

Woman in garden setting with wall behind.

Jacqui Newling. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums