Michael Lech

Curator

Michael Lech is curator of the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection (CSL&RC) and online collections at Sydney Living Museums. Michael is the curator of Marion Hall Best: Interiors and co-curated with Megan Martin Dream Home Small Home on Australia’s housing crisis following World War II. Michael has written and presented on various aspects of the history of houses, interiors and domestic furnishings in Australia, including authoring a book on the extensive wallpaper collection at the CSL&RC. He is also engaged in ongoing research into the rise and development of Australia’s department stores and furnishing trade.

Portrait of man in dark shirt against sandstone wall.

Michael Lech. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums