Image: Half-piece reusable respirator. Made by 3M Australia, 1997-2000. Photographed by Ryan Hernandez, MAAS.

Design for Life

26 September 2020–31 January 2021, 10am–5pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

Design for Life explores the central role of design in the health and medical sectors, showcasing design innovation in the creation of equipment, devices, tools and apparatus that save and improve the quality of human life. Local design industry collaborations are presented alongside the Powerhouse’s collection of medical and scientific material from the late 1800s to the present day, highlighting the trajectory of these sectors.

This exhibition presents the latest in medical and scientific product design, including life-saving devices that assist breathing, monitor the heart, analyse blood, improve brain and body function and reimagine drug delivery. Within this context recent projects, including the world’s first high-throughput 3D bioprinting platform, demonstrate some of the ground-breaking achievements resulting from these important collaborations.


Free entry, bookings essential. Registrations for this exhibition are now open.

Information on how to book can be found here.

Your free museum entry ticket provides access to Design for Life and other great exhibitions on display at the Powerhouse.

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