A new short film, ‘Colonial Caledonian’, follows Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on her exploration of early Scottish sheet music held in SLM’s collections.
Two portrait miniatures in our collection illustrate the opportunities available to a skilled convict artist for commissions from the upwardly mobile emancipist and settler population of colonial NSW.
In 1968 a young New Zealand couple, Bruce and Jan Rosemergy, on a grand tour of Europe – complete with an Austin Minivan – arrived at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, where they found something very special.
Keen to share its rare collections and historic research resources, Sydney Living Museums is uploading its digitised trade catalogues and sheet music onto one of the world’s largest digital repositories.
Marion Best Fabrics, established around 1940, was the first example in Australia of a group of artists being commissioned to design textiles.The...
Interior designer Marion Hall Best had a love of colour and an uncanny ability to use it to transform a room. Sydney Living Museums holds the largest collection of Best’s work.
In Spring 2015, Sydney Living Museums was asked if it could assist in the recreation of a 1950s colour palette for Hillary’s Hut, located at the Scott Base, Antarctica.