History of wallpaper in Australia

History of wallpaper in Australia

NSW’s Historic Houses Trust took a close look at the history of wallpaper, from Australia’s earliest samples to new artist-driven designs.

As shown on ABC TV by the Arts Nation programme

The Historic Houses Trust is a statutory authority within Communities NSW.

It is entrusted with the care of key historic buildings and sites in New South Wales.

HHT was established in 1980 to run Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Bay House and has now grown to manage 14 diverse sites and properties including houses, public buildings, a farm, gardens, parklands, a beach and urban spaces. The HHT holds extensive collections in each of its properties and conducts a dynamic range of programs and activities attracting over two million visitors to our houses and museums each year.

To inspire appreciation of Australia’s diverse histories and cultural heritage for present and future generations by conserving, interpreting and managing, with integrity, places of cultural significance, in the care of the Historic Houses Trust.

HHT is a leader in the conservation and management of historic places in Australia and has won many awards for its work. It is guided by the view that museums must be part of current debates in the community, open to new ideas as much as they are the repositories of important collections and the memories of the community.

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  1. Heather Mackinnon - January 3, 2017

    Do we have a register of wallpaper samples/photos etc. we are renovating our old house and found some pieces of wall paper (it had hession behind the wallpaper- the house is in a nsw country town,? over 100 years old weatherboard mid Victorian )very interested in its history. Thanks

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