The White Hart Inn: Creating Connections
The White Hart Inn: Creating Connections is an online exhibition, curated by Anna Hohne and Isabella Balic for the Australian History Museum at Macquarie University, to be launched as part of National Archaeology Week (19th-25th May 2019). The principal purpose of this online exhibition is to show the interrelation between cultural heritage and archaeology in Australia, by examining the establishment, operation, decline, and rediscovery of the White Hart Inn. One of the major themes of the exhibition is connection; the way that inns were vital to supporting communities and travellers as the colony expanded, how it has been rediscovered as a result of the Sydney Metro project which seeks to connect disparate areas of Sydney in the present, and how the objects can connect us with the lives of individuals who lived in the same area over a hundred years ago.
The online exhibition incorporates photographs, photographic scans, 3D scanned objects and interviews to tell a story spanning three centuries.