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Apollo 11

On July 21, 1969, American astronaut, Commander Neil Armstrong climbed down a short ladder, put his heavily weighted boot onto the ground and forever inscribed his name in the annals of human endeavour. It’s hard to believe it is 50 years since Armstrong and fellow astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins made their extraordinary […]

Fix is in for Powerhouse

By Kylie Winkworth Just before Christmas, NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin appointed four new trustees to the board of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), displacing two highly regarded trustees who were dropped after only one term. Reading the entrails of these new appointments reveals the grim future of the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). […]

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 […]

Human Not Human

The Human Non Human exhibit at the Powerhouse (now often referred to as The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) is thought-provoking and loosely based on the theme of what it means to be human, and possible future iterations of that meaning. The four pieces within the exhibition reflect on food, sex, work and belief, […]

Powerhouse may remain in Ultimo after all

BY ALEX EUGENE   Protestors who have been rallying to save the Powerhouse Museum from being relocated to Western Sydney could emerge victorious this week.   Channel 9 News reported on Tuesday night that plans had been canned to relocate the cultural icon to Parramatta. Instead, the government will apparently fund an extra branch of […]

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

The British Museum has discovered a way to unwrap the mysteries of mummies without unwrapping the mummies themselves – and they’ve shared that secret with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) through the cooperative exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, now on at the Powerhouse Museum. “The British Museum is home to the […]

Sydney Science Festival 2016 at the Powerhouse

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator – 27km in circumference. It was built in an attempt to prove the existence of the Higgs boson – a theorised particle that, put simply, explains the existence of everything in the Universe. The LHC effectively recreates the moment one billionth of a second […]