Learn more about Sydney’s rich history with this fascinating series of free online conversations
We may not be able to stroll into the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks or Vaucluse House right now, but that does not mean we can not be inspired by the stories of our city, past, present and not yet written. The Board of Trustees of the Sydney Living Museums has created an excellent and completely free online talk show series to keep us all together, with new chats falling every Tuesday (also with some bonus Thursday sessions).
Upcoming insights include Mythology of the Grand Tourwith curator David White examining the connection between their house museums, how people view them and their many acquisitions on Tuesday, August 31 at. Carlin de Montfort will present Searching the plates for Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Thursday, September 2 at 16.00 and explored the disappearance of the groundbreaking pilot along with Amelia Earhart and Charles Ulm. If you are an avid home cook, why not tune in Cooking with Rose Seidler Tuesday, September 7 at noon with dr. Jacqui Newling? The German immigrant to Sydney was a well-known entertainer and left plenty of handwritten recipes.
From one crisis period to another, you can look at how public service messages were communicated through art with Bringing blackouts to light: poster design in World War II, as presented by Michael Lech on Thursday, September 9 at. 16.00
Anna Cossu will lead Residents, not tenants, which illuminates the lives of pensioners in Sydney’s four workers’ houses on Tuesday 14 September at And we jump back to another period that is not entirely unlike our own with Masks again mandatory, with Jane Kelso investigating how we handled the 1919 pneumonic ‘Spanish’ flu pandemic.
How did a convicted servant meet and marry the daughter of a sergeant in the NSW Corps? Carlin De Montfort will tease out this remarkable story James Watford ‘behind the scenes’ Tuesday, September 28 at Interior design fans should take note A sea of beige: color in the Australian home, with Michael Lech revealing the riots of color used in former Australian homes on Tuesday 5 October at noon.
You can find out details on how to listen to these lectures and upcoming topics here, with the series ready to run all year round.
Need more ideas? See our guide to online art events here.