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Position paper: Powerhouse Museum

Position paper: Powerhouse Museum

Posted Thursday, 17 December 2015

November 2015

Background

In February 2015, the NSW Premier the Hon Mike Baird announced that Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum would be moved to Parramatta and the existing site at Ultimo would be sold to developers, if the Coalition Government were re-elected. The Powerhouse Museum, opened in 1988, is the major arm of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), which has existed in Ultimo in various forms for over 125 years. MAAS holds a vast collection encompassing technology; transport; health and medicine; physical sciences; engineering; architecture and the built environment; design and decorative arts; and contemporary culture.

The majority of the MAAS collection is in storage, providing exciting opportunities for a new museum in western Sydney in addition to the Powerhouse.

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Fiona Austin off the cuff

Fiona Austin

Interior Designer

Lives:
Melbourne

Likes:
Interesting 50’s and 60’s Modern houses; native plants; my two sons, husband and dog

Best design I've seen lately:
Robin Boyd’s house, Walsh Street, South Yarra

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