In the heart of Sydney over 40,000 artefacts were uncovered that provide a brief glimpse of daily life when it was once a working class area of small houses and shops.
153 King Street, Sydney (Dior Sydney Flagship store)
Heritage Interpretation Plan
Interpretation Concepts + Design
Integration within landscape and/or built design
Production and Installation
See Also Cultural Heritage Management:
Heritage Impact Statement
Ongoing Heritage Advice (Pre-DA and Post DA)
Monitoring Works Report
With such a large number of objects and limited space, our challenge was to interpret objects not on display that would pique the interest of passersby to the thousands of objects uncovered below their very feet.
Curio worked collaboratively with Broached Commissions to develop innovative, integrated interpretation. Curio researched and installed objects on display in this beautiful outdoor exhibition, as well as provided interpretation in the form of etched pavers showcasing shapes of other items of daily life recovered during the excavation along with their artefact number. The various shapes provide a cross section of objects excavated that would have been used by locals in their daily lives including smoking pipes, cutlery, bottles and pots and pans. Curio also crafted information panels which tell the story of the site, its people and the objects on display.
Legacy We Leave Behind
Curio has helped expose layers of Sydney’s historic past by bringing objects and stories to life through integrated interpretation that generates awareness of this important large-scale archaeological site in the heart of Sydney.