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Ask a Curator Day 2018

September 11, 2018

Graphic of MAAS Ask a Curator Day schedule The Museum staff have a huge job caring for our enormous collection of over 500,000 objects. Our team includes experts in a vast range of areas, including: fashion, health and medicine, architecture, engineering, sciences, design, decorative arts, technologies and contemporary culture.

Ask a Curator Day 2017

September 12, 2017

Ask a MAAS Curator Poster The Museum staff have a huge job caring for our enormous collection of over 500,000 objects. Our team includes experts in a vast range of areas, including: fashion, health and medicine, architecture, engineering, sciences, design, decorative arts, technologies and contemporary culture.

Our curators are Ready for Ask a Curator Day 2016

September 14, 2016

Collection items stored in compactus Our curators have a huge job caring for our enormous and diverse collection of over 500,000 objects! Their areas of expertise are as diverse and interesting as the scope of the Museum's collection.

Our Curators are Ready for Ask a Curator Day

September 15, 2015

Portrait of Tilly Boleyn Our curators have a huge job caring for our enormous and diverse collection of over 500,000 objects! Their areas of expertise are as diverse and interesting as the scope of the Museum's collection.

Ask A Curator Day: Wednesday September 1st

August 30, 2010

Thought bubble with the words ask a curator On Wednesday September 1st, Powerhouse Museum curators will be taking part in ‘Ask a Curator Day’. The day is a worldwide initiative that lets people connect to museum curators through social media.

Collecting in health and medicine: A curatorial intern experience

January 16, 2019

The museum interns stand beside a large yellow ball on a high tower. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background. As a third year university student studying an arts degree, the same inevitable and dreaded question often arises in daily conversations; “oh, so what kind of job are you hoping to get with that degree?” My answer has always been that I would like to work as a curator or conservator in museums and art galleries, as I enjoy uncovering the history of objects and understanding what they can tell us about the past.

National Science Week: A day in the life of a science curator

August 18, 2017

Tilly Boleyn in 'This is Before We Disappear from View' Happy National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival everyone! This week my science colleagues have taken over the blog to give you a bit more of an understanding about who we are and what we do.  When people find out that I’m a science curator their next question is usually “so, what do you actually do?”.

Farewell to curator, Christina Sumner, OAM

February 4, 2013

Photograph of Christina Summer showing textiles On the eve of of Christina Sumner's departure we asked her a few questions about her experiences at the Museum over the last 28 years. What have you enjoyed the most about working in the Museum? Always always always it's been the people and the collection.

What does a curator really do in a day?

May 14, 2012

Portrait of Min-Jung Kim, Curator of Asian Arts & Design People often ask me what curators do. Usually my answer is "we research, collect, document and display objects.” However, this answer doesn’t seem to satisfy people who wonder what really goes on behind the scenes in the museums and galleries.

Meet the curator- Charles Pickett

June 16, 2011

Photo portrait of MAAS Curator, Dr. Charles Pickett If you are a regular reader of 'Object of the Week', you would know that Charles is one of our best contributors. I thought it was about time we 'met' Charles in one of our inimitable 6x6 style interviews!