Venue

Address

500 Harris Street,
Ultimo NSW 2007 VIEW MAP

Date

6 - 8, 13 - 14 August, 2 pm -3 pm

Tickets

Adult: $30
Concession: $26
Powerhouse Member: $26

Enquiries

02 9217 0111

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Ensemble womens' coat and mini dress, wool / synthetic textiles, Andre Courreges, Paris, France, for Harrods, London, England, 1965.
Ensemble womens' coat and mini dress, wool / synthetic textiles, Andre Courreges, Paris, France, for Harrods, London, England, 1965.

Join these amazing themed curator-lead tours of fascinating objects from the Powerhouse Museum’s storage facilities. Bookings essential, only 12 people in each group.

What a whiz! 6 August, Tuesday 2pm – 3pm How has domestic technology changed in 100 years? Discover the changing nature of domestic design and materials with curator of Design and Society, Anni Turnbull. BOOK NOW

Surviving in extremes: 7 August, Wednesday 2pm – 3pm See the Museum’s amazing historic Antarctic collection and compare it to state-of-the-art adventure gear with curator of Science and Industry, Margaret Simpson. BOOK NOW

Haute couture to hippy trail: 8 August, Thursday 2pm – 3pm See highlights from the Museum’s fashion collection from the 50s, 60s and 70s with curator of Fashion and Dress, Glynis Jones. BOOK NOW

Whimsical to radical graphics: 13 August, Tuesday 2pm – 3pm Discover posters from travel and festival designs of the 1930s to whimsical modernist works from the 1950s and radical screen-printed designs of the 1980s with curator of Visual Communication Design, Anne-Marie Van de Ven. BOOK NOW

Calculating passions! 14 August, Wednesday 2pm – 3pm View select objects and delve into stories of resilience and desperation, revenge and triumph behind breakthroughs in information technology and design with Principal Curator of Physical Sciences and IT, Matthew Connell. BOOK NOW

Image caption: Ensemble womens' coat and mini dress, wool / synthetic textiles, Andre Courreges, Paris, France, for Harrods, London, England, 1965.

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87/664 Toy clothes line, Hills Hoist, Australia, c 1955
Poster, ‘Australia For Sun and Surf’, colour lithograph on paper, designed by Gert Sellheim
Archive comprising posters, advertising art, graphic design and photographic prints, designs by Donald Fish 1950-2005
Evening dress, womens, silk, Christian Dior, Paris, France, 1957.

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