The Historic Houses Association of Australia manages one of the few remaining intact Arts and Crafts Houses on the North Shore of Sydney. A major aspect of the HHA’s project at Tulkiyan is the conservation of the interiors of the house and its collections. To give insight into this work and into the extent and richness of the collections, we are holding a special interactive panel discussion with three of the specialists involved in the project.
Curator Robert Griffin will provide background on the house and its collections and introduce furniture conservator Ian Thomson and ceramics expert Alan Landis, who will speak about their work at Tulkiyan and discuss some of highlights of the collection. Ian has extensive experience in furniture conservation and undertakes work for historic collections at Camden Park House, the Australian Government official residences and the Australiana Fund. Alan is a highly regarded expert in English ceramics (1750-1950), Australiana and Wedgwood in particular, with over 40 years’ experience in the field and is a Life Fellow of the Powerhouse Museum.