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MAAS  Our Collection and more at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory & Museums Discovery Centre) Sydney, Australia.

40 years ago in a galaxy far, far away….Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope was released. Today marks the 40th anniversary of this ground-breaking film and we’re celebrating by exploring the Star Wars items in our collection, including this A New Hope original merchandise Land Speeder toy. For those who have seen the film, you’ll recall that Luke was forced to sell his speeder to raise the credits needed for Luke and Obi-Wan to purchase passage off Tatooine aboard the Millenium Falcon. #StarWars #StarWars40th #ANewHope #MayTheForceBeWithYou

Did you know that today is International Museum Day? It’s a day to celebrate Museums as an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. Whilst International Museum Day is one day of the year, you can visit the #PowerhouseMuseum, #SydneyObservatory and @museumsdiscoverycentre throughout the year and celebrate our three museums.
What’s your favourite thing about Museums?
#InternationalMuseumDay #IMD #museum #museums

Love a fashion fix? Follow our new @centreforfashion account for the latest from the MAAS fashion collection, behind the scenes, exhibitions, experts and industry happenings. #centreforfashion #cff 📷 image credit: @chlophoto in our new exhibition, Love Is... Image features the Swarovski crystal dress by @steven_khalil (who also exhibited at @fashionweekaus this week!)

Opening this weekend at the #PowerhouseMuseum, discover our brand new exhibition Love Is... A stunning overview of nearly 200 years of Australian wedding fashion, explore Australia's first known wedding dress, gold rush fashions, 1920s gowns, unconventional sixties styles and spectacular contemporary designer wedding gowns worn by well-known Australians at the vanguard of international wedding fashion.
With thanks to our Principal Partner @tiffanyandco and Supporting Partner @etihadairways #loveismaas #powerhousemuseum

It's National Volunteer Week and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers across Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and @museumsdiscoverycentre for everything you do, including sharing your stories about our collection! #nvm2017 #nationalvolunteerweek

This #floral #wallpaper is from a French wallpaper sample book titled ‘K.L. Nouveautés 1930-31’. The book promotes the latest and newest releases of ‘K.L’, a #French paint and wallpaper manufacturer, retailer and supplier. The sumptuous #ArtDeco #designs of the book highlight the exuberant colours, patterns, textures and graphic styles available for interior decoration in France during the early #1930s. #MAAScollection

Doctors at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have successfully created life-size 3D-printed hearts, some of which are on display in our Out of Hand exhibition.
The development of these models – which replicate human hearts – will help doctors better prepare for surgery on patients with heart problems. If doctors can precisely plan and rehearse procedures prior to surgery, they can minimse the risks involved.
📷 Courtesy of Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
#3dprinting #3d #heart #health #medicine #exhibition

It's your last weekend to check out #Shape2016 at #PowerhouseMuseum. Come in and see a selection of outstanding major projects from the #HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, and Textiles and Design courses.⠀

This 1950s hat and accompanying overcoat is by Jodie Hui of North Sydney Girls High School. Jodie’s major #textile project exhibits a restrained and talented revival of a classic. The #hat is embellished with a button to echo the coat’s buttons and is elegantly formed by alternating panels of pleated, gathered and plain wool. #fashion #design

This fungus changed the world. It saved millions of lives and completely transformed our expectations around life and death. The sludge it exudes is lethal to a huge range of bacteria, and cures many infectious diseases. The world’s first widely available antibiotic, #Penicillin, was made from this sludge. It quickly defeated major bacterial diseases and ushered in the antibiotic age.⠀

These samples of ‘Penicillium notatum’ link the Museum’s collection to one of the greatest scientific discoveries in medical history. They were grown in 1944 in the Oxford laboratory of an Australian scientist, Sir Howard Florey, who drove this medical revolution.⠀

On display now in #Icons at #PowerhouseMuseum. #MAASCollection #HealthandMedicine #antibiotics #medicalrevolution #MAASicons⠀

May 3 is Wild Koala Day! While we don't have any koala's at the museum, we do have this fantastic jumper designed by Jenny Kee @jennykeeoz on display in #Icons at #PowerhouseMuseum.⠀

When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, Kim Wran, the daughter of NSW Premier Neville Wran, presented the couple with a pair of koala and kangaroo motif jumpers designed by #JennyKee. ⠀

A year after the wedding Diana was photographed wearing the koala jumper at a polo match. The image of Diana in a knit jumper with a koala on the front and map of Australia on the back made headlines around the world.⠀

#wildkoaladay #koala #fashion #knitting #MAASicons #MAAScollection

Met Gala 2017 has begun and celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” We have several pieces designed by Rei Kawakubo in our collection, including this outfit made in Japan by @commedesgarcons c1983. #MetGala #MAAScollection #CentreForFashion #fashion #reikawakubo #CommedesGarcons

In #SydneyObservatory's May sky guide, learn where to find the constellations Orion, Scorpius, Centaurus and Crux, the best times to see Jupiter, Mars and Saturn and the Eta-Aquarid meteor shower and more. Link in bio. ⠀

This dazzling photo is a close-up portrait of Jupiter from Hubble. Photo credits: @NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard).

#space #hubble #jupiter #telescope #astronomy #science

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