A herculean task: clearing the woolshed
The first stage of a major conservation project at Rouse Hill Estate involved removing thousands of objects accumulated over 150 years of the property’s occupation.
Archives behind the scenes - unboxing a glass plate negative
In this episode we visit the Conservation Lab where Elizabeth shows us how to unbox glass plate negatives - very gently!
Conserving Harry Seidler’s sofa
A sofa Harry Seidler designed for Rose Seidler House was conserved and reupholstered, and the process revealed some unexpected findings
Conserving the archive
Supervising conservator Dominique Moussou talks through her work and some of the projects underway in the MHNSW conservation lab
Historic houses in 3D
A project to capture 3D scans of MHNSW properties will greatly assist conservation work and create exciting new interpretation opportunities far into the future
How to manage mould in our homes
Warm wet weather encourages not only plant growth in our gardens but also mould growth in our homes. Thankfully we have the solution!
Lead at Susannah Place
The original paintwork has been retained at Susannah Place as the many layers tell the story of the use, decoration and age of the four houses
Susannah Place conservation project
A behind-the-scenes look at some of the complex work that goes into conserving and preserving the fascinating Susannah Place Museum