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The Intern and the Antiquities: Ancient Greece (part one)

June 8, 2010

Curatorial Intern Matthew Sawina Did you know the Powerhouse Museum has a strong collection of Greek antiquities dating as far back as 3000 years? Some of you may remember a number of these from our exhibition '1000 Years of the Olympic Games: treasures of Ancient Greece' in 2000.

Cycling around Australia

March 25, 2010

Collection items stored in compactus Australia is an incredibly large country. It’s only when you drive out of the cities and clock up some country miles that you can begin to appreciate its vastness. Or better still in a jet hurtling along at over 800 kph to see it still takes about 6 hours to cross.

The Frigate Bird II and her Captain Revealed

March 1, 2010

Catalina Flying Boat ‘Frigate Bird II’ The Powerhouse Museum's curatorial transport department was recently assisted by Museum Studies intern, Zinnia O'Brien, to work on a large photographic collection relating to Sir P.G. Taylor. "Who?", you ask.

Is that my old G-O-G-G-O?

September 22, 2009

Goggomobil Dart car Having our collection available to search on line, featured in TV shows like 'The Collectors', and in the media, has seen many people contacting us with information about our objects. Sometimes they are researching their family history or the object was previously owned by them or their ancestors.

Paul Cocksedge- Fabergé of 21st century design?

August 11, 2009

Collection items stored in compactus Did you miss Paul Cocksedge's talk at the Powerhouse Museum last Monday? If you did, and if you are interested in innovative and visually striking design with a touch of 'magic', I really recommend that you have a glimpse at his products and concepts.

Ties with tradition

July 31, 2009

00x11382 Apron made in Mislesevo-Vevcani, Struga, Macedonia, 1985, lent by Radmilla Karamacoska It was love at first sight when I saw the aprons I was to be working on for an upcoming exhibition here at the Museum.

We’ve got a Bleriot too!

July 28, 2009

Collection items stored in compactus In view of the media interest in the re-enactment of the first flight across the English Channel in a Bleriot XI monoplane last week, I thought our blog readers would like to know that the Powerhouse has one too.