A significance assessment of our collection found that ‘while aesthetically pleasing, items … also have a high research potential relating to domestic dress making and alterations.’
This exhibition takes a forensic look at some of the clothes in thecollection, particularly the ones with significant alterations.
Who’s been sitting on my chair?
Throughout history chairs have symbolized the life and times of their users. Like any work of art, we can learn about the culture they came from by looking at how they were made, who made them, and their style. What was important at the time? Who were they made for? What space did they used to inhabit?
Our exhibition will feature chairs from our collection. The history of the chairs combined with stories about their owners will provide an unusual glimpse into Moruya’s history.
Women In Portrait: Ambrotypes to mobile phones
This exhibition celebrates International Women’s Day by exploring the changes in the way women are portrayed in photography from the 19th Century to the present day. The first photos are mostly of women defined by their roles as daughters or wives of men and/or mothers of children, whereas modern images portray active confident women taking their own place in the world.
Portraits that haven’t seen the light of day for many, many years are on display along with some truly beautiful favourites.