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Corporate entry Powerhouse Museum (1988 - )

State of New South Wales

From
1988
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Functions
Collection management, History of Australian Engineering, History of Australian Science and History of Australian Technology
Website
http://www.phm.gov.au
Location
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney New South Wales 2007

Summary

The Powerhouse Museum was opened to the public in 1988, however the Museum has a history that goes back over one hundred years, to when the Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum was established. The Museum's collection spans social history, music, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, transport and space exploration. The Powerhouse Museum, along with the Sydney Observatory, is managed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Davison, Graeme and Webber, Kimberley, Yesterday's Tomorrows: the Powerhouse Museum and its Precursors, 1880-2005, Powerhouse Publishing in Association with UNSW Press, Haymarket, 2005, 288 pp. Details
  • Knight, Linsay and Cheng, Christopher, Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, Random House Australia, North Sydney, N.S.W., 2012, 184 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Arthur, Ian, 'Sydney's Powerhouse Museum', ASHET News, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016, pp. 3-6. Details

Reviews

  • McPhee, John, review of Davison, Graeme and Webber, Kimberley, Yesterday's Tomorrows: the Powerhouse Museum and its Precursors, 1880-2005 (2005), Australian Book Review, vol. 274, 2005, p. 21. Details
  • Trinca, Matthew, review of Davison, Graeme and Webber, Kimberley, Yesterday's Tomorrows: the Powerhouse Museum and its Precursors, 1880-2005 (2005), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 123-125. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith