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Powerhouse move on new timeline

By ALLISON HORE Originally slated to be shut down in January, the controversial closure of the Powerhouse Museum’s Ultimo site has been pushed back again. The staged shutdown of the museum is set to begin in June next year. In May, newly appointed museum CEO Lisa Havilah told the Sydney Morning Herald that she would […]

SOS for Powerhouse’s Collection

By Kylie Winkworth If the Powerhouse collection had a voice it would be sending out SOS distress signals. One of Australia’s most significant museum collections, including treasures of international significance, is under existential threat. The recent news of a flood in the textile store is just the latest assault on the collection. It might not sound […]

Foreshore Authority bows out

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The NSW Finance Minister has indicated that control of waterfront parkland in Pyrmont would ideally transfer to the City of Sydney, following the reshuffling of government authorities. Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet met with City of Sydney Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla earlier this week, and told the councillor that transferring the park’s control […]