Explore the Powerhouse online

Here are some ways to explore our collection, exhibitions and content from home.

DISCOVER THE ONLINE COLLECTION

Search the vast Powerhouse collection. Browse thematically curated Collection sets, and read about fascinating objects in the Inside the Collection blog.

MABO: LIFE OF AN ISLAND MAN

COLLECTION SET

The Mabo Decision was a turning point for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights. This set of photographs by Trevor Graham detail aspects of Eddie Koiki Mabo’s life, legal fight and legacy, and in particular the High Court visit to Murray Island.

BARANYI: 28 APRIL 1770

On 29 April 1770 the Endeavour sailed into Kamay (Botany Bay) and the lives of Australia’s First Nations Peoples changed forever. Watch Baranyi – the night sky as seen from Kamay on the evening of 28 April 1770, the last sky before contact.

STEP INTO PARADISE

EXHIBITION

Go on a video walkthrough of Step into Paradise. View Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson’s amazing garments, textiles and artworks featured in the exhibition Gallery Guide.

I Prefer Talking to Doctors About Something Else.

EXHIBITION

Go on a video walkthrough of the installation by Dubai-based artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian:  I Prefer Talking to Doctors About Something Else, or explore the collection objects featured in the installation.

NIRIN YARN with Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell

Watch the inaugural NIRIN Yarn, where artist Dion Beasley and author Johanna Bell shared an illustrated conversation about the making of their books, and the joys and discomforts of cross-cultural collaboration. Presented by the Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN WIR the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images
Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images

Nick Waterlow Memorial Lecture: Youth and Activism

Watch the 2020 memorial lecture, hosted by Sara Mansour, co-founder and artistic director of Bankstown Poetry Slam, and featuring three activists; Ambrose Hayes (School Strike 4 Climate Australia), Amelia Telford (Seed Mob) and Grace Vegesana (Australian Youth Climate Coalition). Presented by the Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN WIR the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

LINEAR

EXHIBITION

Go on a video walkthrough or watch artist profile videos of the leading Indigenous practitioners whose works feature in Linear, an exhibition exploring the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices.

MAKING ACTIVITIES WITH ARTIST ROSIE DEACON

Powerhouse Creative Industries Resident, Rosie Deacon, has created activities for you to do at home inspired by her Koala Train installation.

Learn from home

Curriculum linked, on-demand learning resources for teachers, learners and parents across design, technology and science disciplines.

Read Articles

Explore articles from the MAAS Magazine and from our blogs Inside the Collection and the astronomy focussed Observations.

BOUNDLESS – REMAPPING SYDNEY MERIDIAN

Artist-in-residence Lily Hibberd retraces the history of the Sydney Meridian line from 8 June–1 July.

Presented by Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN WIR, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.