For over 125 years, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has preserved a treasure trove of photographs, records, and memorabilia, providing a unique insight into the history of education and the lives of students, teachers and principles.
Creative Spaces worked together with architect, Christou, who restored the building to house the St Hilda’s Heritage Centre. Historian Prue Griffin, developed an overarching narrative for the displays that would guide the development of the content written by old scholar Pam Casellas.
The Centre serves as a carefully curated space for historical artefacts, former students’ belongings, and multimedia exhibits. Numerous showcases were designed into the layout and a custom-designed hanging system for exhibition panels allows new content and objects to be introduced with ease. The material palette for the Centre took its inspiration from the various eras of school uniforms and the result provides a warm and inviting space for visitors to enjoy.
The St Hilda’s Heritage Centre exemplifies the school’s dedication to preserving and sharing its history with the community. This physical space embodies the school’s enduring spirit, enabling visitors to connect with the past, appreciate the present, and anticipate the future.
This project was completed August 2023. The Betty Brown Historical Centre is a another project Creative Spaces designed that highlights the important role that women have played in the development of our communities.