2023 Annual Appeal: Preserving our Past
To help us preserve the past, the 2023 Annual Appeal will raise funds to assist our continuing work to digitise the significant historical items in our care.
Digitisation plays a vital role in the preservation, conservation and accessibility of our collections. Through the generosity of our community, we hope to raise $250,000 to accelerate the digitisation and cataloguing of material related to four key focus areas.
This ambitious project will result in a curated selection of images and associated stories that will engage our online audiences. The digitisation of these collection items will help to inform future research and interpretation of our properties, enabling local and international communities, and future generations, to access, learn from and appreciate the invaluable cultural history of NSW.
The four focus areas are
Digitising the Susannah Place Collection
Susannah Place and its rich collections, which are undigitised, reflect the shared history of the four houses and the personal stories of the working class families who called this place home.
Digitising the Rose Seidler House Collection
This project will digitise the entire collection, making it accessible to our online audiences, and harness the significance of Seidler’s design legacy.
Photographs, Justice & Police Museum Collection
The museum is home to a highly significant photographic collection that captures the story of our state through the lens of police activities.
Trade catalogues, Caroline Simpson Library Collection
Sharing this unique collection through digitisation provides new opportunities for audience engagement.
Ways to donate
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is protected and accessible for current and future generations.
Please reference: your name AA2023
Museums of History NSW
ACC: 190 922
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Annual Appeal 2023
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Conservation in action: Elizabeth Bay House external joinery work
We're undertaking external joinery conservation works to the front facade thanks to the funds generously donated by our supporters during the 2022 Annual AppealRead on