Inside the Collection

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Neons and museums

February 17, 2014

Charles Pickett
A few years back I was interviewed about the fate of Sydney’s neon advertising signs: 'The great age of neon has passed,' laments Charles Pickett, a curator of design and society at the Powerhouse Museum, an institution that houses the AWA sign that once sat atop the eponymous1930s skyscraper, and a red neon greyhound removed recently from Wentworth Park Raceway.

Linking Napoleon, Byron . . . and Kings Cross

November 22, 2010

Paul Donnelly
Captain James Henry Crummer earned this Waterloo medal for his part in the final battles of the French and Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815) fought over continental Europe between neighbouring European states hostile to the French Revolution and Napoleon’s rise to power.