Prosthetic arm with attachments, 1920-1940, MAAS collection

Wartime Innovation

6 June 2015–17 July 2016 Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

A diverse range of items from the MAAS collection offers fascinating insights into World War I and its enduring impact on Australian society.

Objects including engines, weapons, X-rays and a prosthetic arm demonstrate the impact of World War I on innovation in science, technology and medicine. Gain insight into the emotional, physical and psychological cost of war and its wider cultural impact on Australia as a developing nation.


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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Life & Death in the Museum Tour

4 September 2018 & 7 September 2018, 11am-12.30pm

Explore life and death in art, design, technology, science, mythology and stories of the human experience.

Women in Profile - Arwa Abousamra

I’m extremely proud of being a representative and a voice for Islam and will never shy away from being identified as a proud Muslim Australian woman.