Gulgong Holtermann Museum

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Gulgong Holtermann Museum
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Gulgong Holtermann Museum in 2016
General information
Address123-125 Mayne Street
Town or cityGulgong, NSW
Coordinates32°21′46″S 149°31′58″E / 32.3628543°S 149.5328404°E / -32.3628543; 149.5328404
Museum buildings in late 1800s

Gulgong Holtermann Museum is a community project and a museum space located in gold rush town of Gulgong, New South Wales. Two of the town's earliest buildings (featured on Australian ten-dollar note) house an interactive educational and tourist facility based on the UNESCO listed Holtermann Collection - photographs taken for Bernhardt Holtermann during the "roaring days" in the 1870s. [1]

Public launch of the museum took place on 22 January 2015.[2] Designed by architect Jiri Lev, the new museum space is formed by series of three interconnected multi-functional pavilions built behind the restored heritage street-front buildings.[3] The first is used as an extension of the exhibition space and for temporary exhibits, the second an event space and the third a workshop space. The museum design employs passive solar heating and natural cooling and lighting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gulgong Holtermann Museum". Gulgong Holtermann Museum Website. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Holtermann museum ready for visitors". Mudgee Guardian. Fairfax Regional Media. 21 Jan 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  3. ^ Elle, Watson (26 Jan 2015). "Gulgong's Holtermann Museum launch reveals first drawings". Mudgee Guardian. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 21 October 2016.