Travelling exhibitions from Museum of Applied Art and Sciences are designed for a range of venues and audiences including galleries, museums, libraries and small local venues. Exhibition packages generally include the display and also promotional and educational material. In many cases, Museum staff can assist with installation, opening, publicising and dismantling of the exhibition. The level of security, climate control and size of venue required by each show varies and is assessed by a facilities report.

Expressions of Interest

MAAS is seeking feedback from venues interested in hosting a number of MAAS exhibitions. If you would like to put in an EOI or have any questions please contact Niki Mortimer at

Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday 9 March 2016. We will then review all submissions.

Early 20th Century Parisian Fashion Plates (working title)

2003/16/3-8/1 Fashion plate, Costumes Parisiens 61, pochoir (engraved and screen printed / stencilled) print / designed by Georges Barbier, Journal des Dames et des Modes, Paris, France, 1913

This exhibition features exquisite and rarely displayed early 20th century Parisian haute couture fashion plates from the MAAS collection, presenting fashionable men, women and children’s outfits. The original drawings were produced by leading fashion illustrators working in Paris.

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Toy Trains from the MAAS Collection (working title)

Recollect: Toy Trains exhibition views.

Almost from the beginning of the railway age, toy trains have captured the imagination of generations of children and adults. This exhibition showcases up to 150 miniature trains from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ extensive collection.

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Gravity (and Wonder)

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Organised and curated by Penrith Regional Gallery and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Gravity (and Wonder) illuminates the occurrence of gravity and its wondrous nature through a dialogue between contemporary art and related scientific theory, artefacts and instruments from MAAS collection.

This exhibition is supported by the Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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Collette Dinigan: Unlaced

Collette Dinnigan: unlaced, exhibition views:

(Selected content from the full exhibition)
The first exhibition to celebrate the career of internationally acclaimed Australian designer Collette Dinnigan. Featuring approximately 30 garments and archival material from the Museum’s collection and Dinnigan’s personal archive, the exhibition explores Dinnigan’s creative process.

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Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellermann, [Kellerman] How to Swim, [book] George H. Doran Company, New York, 1918. Research Library 797.2 KEL.

The story of Australia’s Annette Kellerman (1886–1975) – international celebrity, endurance swimmer, entertainer of the vaudeville stage, star of American silent films and a proponent of health and fitness for women – told through her costumes, accessories and films.

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Fablab is a new exhibition model for the Museum that will integrate a participatory maker space with a display of 3D printed objects and related content. The exhibition will explore how new digital technologies have revolutionised design practice, production methods and the dissemination of ideas and innovation. It will also give visitors access to 3D printing machines.

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Currently Travelling

Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia


Australian Muslim women dress in diverse styles and are increasingly choosing to engage with global fashion trends while also expressing their faith. Faith, fashion, fusion explores Australia’s emerging modest fashion market and the work of a new generation of fashion designers, retailers and bloggers offering stylish clothing and fashion advice to Muslim women.

Faith, fashion and Muslim identity are further explored through the experiences and achievements of a group of Australian Muslim women. Their stories reflect on the diversity of the Muslim community and the importance of the Muslim faith in all aspects of their lives. more..

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
November 2015 – 28 February 2016

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
12 March – 15 May 2016

National Archives of Australia
28 May – 4 September 2016

Winning Sky Photos


Winning Sky Photos is the exhibition of the top entries from the David Malin Awards astrophotography competition held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society and open
to photographers around Australia. The photographs are judged by world renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin. The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky. There are seven categories: deep sky; wide-field; solar system: high-res (field of view less than one moon-width); solar system: wide field (field of view greater than one moon-width); animated sequences: scientific; and animated sequences: aesthetic.

Winning Sky Photos 2016

Lavington Library, Albury
8 November 2016 – 7 January 2017

RiAus, Adelaide
18 January – 19 March 2017

Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga
28 March – 21 May 2017

31 May – 19 July 2017