Media contact

For media inquiries and opportunities please contact Emma Heath, Media Manager.

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Media releases

MHNSW on Evenings (ABC Radio)

Museums of History NSW is featured regularly on the ABC Evenings program segment for interesting subjects regarding the history and heritage of our State. For your listening pleasure, please see links to previous interviews here.

Catch up

16 April


Amy Keighran, Head of Heritage talks about Hyde park Barracks and why preserving heritage is so important.

2 April 2024

Learning in Museums

Our sites offer students the opportunity to learn about history in the places it happened. We explore how children make meaning in museums and connect with the past. And consider what approaches we take to Learning design.

Rebecca Kummerfeld, Learning Manager and Tamsin Birch, Learning Program Developer talks about our program and how we share our knowledge with others.


19 March 2023

The State Archives Collection and the 1828 Census

The State Archives Collection at MHNSW is vast, comprising over 14 million items related to the history of NSW, its environment and the lives of its people.

Listen to Martyn Killion, Director of Collections introduce the State Archives Collection and the 1828 Census.


5 March 2024

Food history

Hear Dr Jacqui Newling, Curator talk about cookbooks and recipes in the MHNSW Collections.


20 February 2024

The People's House: Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition

Dr Scott Hill, Curator talks about this exhibition that celebrates five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments at the Sydney Opera House.


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As part of an ongoing partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW, our Curatorial and Digital teams have been hard at work making a suite of vocational videos that explore the importance of assessing and communicating the significance of museum collections

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Jenolan Caves in the State Archives Collection

We are donning our speleological hard hats and highlighting digitised material relating to Jenolan Caves held in the State Archives Collection

Donors enjoying the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert
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The Syrens of Sydney: a bespoke donor experience

On a perfect autumn afternoon in late May, donors were immersed in the musical world of the Wentworths and their contemporaries at the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert held at Vaucluse House

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Sorry Day

On 26 May each year Australia acknowledges Sorry Day. The first Sorry Day was held in 1998 to mark the one-year anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing them Home report in the Australian Parliament