Inside the Collection

Object of the week

Preparing the Storpedoette Blood Delivery Device for display

September 1, 2015

Kate Chidlow
The recently acquired Storedoette is on display in ReCollect: Health and Medicine. A Storpedoette is a container used to safely deliver blood and other supplies to remote areas when dropped from any type of aircraft.

Barbie and Ken Fly Qantas

November 29, 2010

Geoff Barker
John Willmott Potts joined the catering section Qantas in 1964 and served in a number of postings in Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and the Cocos Islands. In 1974 he was posted in Darwin when cyclone Tracy hit and after this he returned to Sydney and completed his Flight Steward training.

Dale Chihuly: genius of glass

March 12, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
Q: Which city in the world do you think produces more glass blowers and sells more blown glass in shops than anywhere else in the world? A: Seattle, USA. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not Murano in Venice, and this may have something to do with the fact that Seattle is home to the glass blowing studio of one of the most internationally renowned glass artists and his team of almost 100 craftsmen - Dale Chihuly.