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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.

IBM 1401 mainframe computer and components; which include a magnetic disk storage, punch card readers and a printer. .
Made by International Business Machines Corporation, USA, c.1965.
Find out more about this room-hogging early digital computer in our Analogue vs. Digital blogpost here
#MAASCollection #IBM #computing #digital

#throwback to Stackhats, and Australia being the first country in the world to introduce uniform national mandatory bicycle helmet legislation, beginning in 1990.

The Stackhat is significant as it was one of the first helmets designed in Australia to comply with these strict standards. In 1991 the Rosebank Stackhat along with the Britax Integra were the market leading children’s helmets. Both complied with the Australian Standard 2063.2-1990 and this type of Rosebank Stackhat was recommended as the first choice for children by Choice Magazine in May 1991. This helmet represents a popular helmet sold and used at the time bicycle helmets were made compulsory in Australia. It received an Australian Design Award in 1986.

See it #ondisplay now in the #PowerhouseMuseum

Amulet of Osiris (detail)
Made 664-525 BCE

The bronze figurine depicts Osiris, Egyptian god of the Underworld.
He wears the Double Crown of Egypt and holds the iconic crook and flail (heka and nekhakha). #MAASCollection #Osiris #Egyptology

Exhibition view 'Shape 2017' Student Design

Shape 2017 is a showcase of year 12 student work from design and technology syllabus areas.

This year MAAS has 38 fine examples on show from around New South Wales.

See them on display at the #PowerhouseMuseum

Find out more:

#Shape2017 #textiles #design #innovation

Model of a worker bee

Made by Louis Auzoux in Paris, France, 1883.

This is a papier mache model of a worker bee formed part of a large display demonstrating methods of bee keeping and processing honey and beeswax.

See it on display at the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

#MAASCollection @museumsdiscoverycentre #bees #beekeeping #honey #beeswax

Explore the glory days of Australian design with comedian and design nerd Tim Ross, back by popular demand for one show only to accompany his new exhibition Design Nation. Saturday 21 April. Limited tickets available, bookings essential. Link here:
#designnationoz @modernister #powerhousemuseum

Wishing a very happy wedding anniversary to Emma and Lachy from @thewiggles. View Emma and Lachy's wedding day finery in Love Is...Australian Wedding Fashion, at the Powerhouse until May 20 💍❤️
#LoveIsMAAS #thewiggles #powerhousemuseum

How can video games change society for the better? Visit Common Good to find out. Artist and game designer Ken Wong shares his thoughts. @mountainsgames
#CommonGoodExhibition #PowerhouseMuseum

'Marilyn' sofa

This bright, red lip-shaped sofa was nicknamed 'Marilyn' by Eleanor Stendig, who was married to Charles Stendig, the New York based US importer of Gufram during the 1970s and 80s.

It was designed by Studio 65 and made by Gufram, in Turin, Italy, in 1965.

#MAASCollection #MarilynMonroe #Gufram #Studio65 #60sdesign

The amazing #FuturePark exhibition must close soon at #PowerhouseMuseum, make sure you experience it before 30 April and contribute to the interactive world of colour and light.

Leadlight glass samples for ‘Wavy’ and ‘Figured Rolled’ stained glass.

Made by Goodlet & Smith, stained glass manufacturers, Sydney, Australia, 1880-1900.

See it on display at the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

#MAASCollection #stainedglass #glass #leadlight @MuseumsDiscoveryCentre

Ever wondered how an exhibition goes from idea to reality?
Come behind the scenes with our curators on the development of the Australian Men's Style display which accompanies our upcoming exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015.

Find out more:

#reigningmenexhibition #powerhousemuseum #centreforfashion #mensstyle

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