This online exhibition has been inspired by the trade literature from Sydney’s furniture and furnishing retailers, with all the illustrations sourced from the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.
Although the railway did not officially arrive at the New South Wales town of Bathurst until 1876, at a nearby property, Blackdown, a virtual railway...
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...