2015 has been an exciting year with the lead up to our upcoming exhibition, Celestial Empire: Life in China 1644–1911. Preservation staff have been working hard to prepare a number of items for display including books, pith albums, and maps. Some of these items required stabilising repairs so they could be safely mounted, handled, and exhibited.
Hannie Rayson opened the inaugural Harold White lecture with an excerpt from her memoir that talked about ‘women’s problems’ as was the phrase used when she was growing up. She closed her lecture on another excerpt about the physical experience of losing her second baby.