Inside the Collection

Year: 2011

The amazing pre-history of cinema

January 4, 2011

Happy New Year to our blog readers. Today we have some historic fireworks to share with you. This intriguing device is a chromatrope, a mechanical slide for an early type of projector called a magic lantern.

Dahl and Geoffrey Collings and Moholy- Nagy

January 4, 2011

This is the third our series based on the cataloguing of 2007/30/1, the archive of Dahl and Geoffrey Collings, specifically on the Christmas and New Year’s cards sent to them by family, friends and professional colleagues.

On the ninth day of Christmas

January 3, 2011

my true love gave to me.... nine ladies dancing. Nine ladies dancing from the Powerhouse Museum Collection From left to right:

On the eighth day of Christmas

January 2, 2011

my true love gave to me.....8 maids a milking. A2035-1, Ceramic figure, female child holds sheaf of grain 93/338/286, Figure, Alice in Wonderland, `Alice’, earthenware, Royal Doulton, England, c. 1971 A9134-31, Cows, part of model toy farm A5845-1, China doll, the type attached to powder puffs and dressing table ornaments.

On the seventh day of Christmas

January 1, 2011

my true love gave to swans a swimming. Seven swans from the Powerhouse Museum Collection From left to right: 90/58-1/32/3 Poster, 'Australia', black swan, colour lithograph on paper, designed by Douglas Annand for the Australian National Travel Association, Sydney, 1954, reprinted for the Australian Tourist Commission, Melbourne, 1972.