• Suzanne Chee, staff textiles conservator at work in basement HB1 with Box shoe collection: H4448 Collection of shoes and boots, part of a larger group of objects related to the art of shoemaking collected by Robert Dixon Box, Joseph Box and the Box Kingham family, leather / fabric / metal, various makers, England, 1500-1920

Sydney Open: Behind-the-Scenes

Saturday 5 November 2016, 11am & 1pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

When you own half a million things, how do you possibly look after all of them?

As part of Sydney Open 2016, get an insight into the world of conservation at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, with a rare opportunity to learn how Museum staff practice the subtle science and exact art of keeping objects in perfect condition for hundreds of years. Visit our highly restricted laboratories and hear from the people who examine, conserve, preserve and prepare objects for display and storage.

Tours run for 40 minutes. Limited places available.


General $38* Concession $34* Members $28* * with your Sydney Open Ticket(s) Back to top of page

Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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Meet Meg Stevenson

MAAS Volunteer Meg Stevenson, winner of the 2017 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award and Senior Volunteer of the Year Award for Sydney North, reflects on almost 30 years of work at the Museum.

Learning From Detroit: Maurice Cox

Tuesday 20 March, 6.30–8.30 pm

Join us at the Powerhouse Museum for a lecture presented by Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit.