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

https://holtermann.museum 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, also featured on Australian ten-dollar note (see The Greatest Wonder) renovated and extended, 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 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.

The museum, also supported by NSW Regional Cultural Fund[4], was visited by New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian and minister Troy Grant on 2 July 2018.[5]

Gulgong Holtermann Museum officially opened on 26 October 2019.[6]

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.
  4. ^ "Gulgong project strikes $200,000". Mudgee Guardian. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  5. ^ Palmer, Benjamin (2018-07-02). "NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian visits Gulgong". Mudgee Guardian. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ Harrison, Joy (2019-09-20). "Gulgong Holtermann museum is opening". Mudgee Guardian. Retrieved 2019-10-26.