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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.

Do you think you could escape our virtual reality tomb? The bold adventurers at #MAASiveLates tonight at the #PowerhouseMuseum are giving it their best shot. It is just one of the many activities happening on the floor tonight. #virtualreality #egyptianmummies

Discover the next generation of Australian #fashion talent in #StudentFashion , 27 March – 18 October, at the #PowerhouseMuseum .
Featuring Ann Xiao, Fashion Design Studio, TAFE NSW, Sydney Institute, Laura Davis, Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Meredith Bullen, University of Technology, Sydney and Erin Pritchett, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. FREE with museum entry. @tafensw @rafflessydney @__meredithbullen @utsfashion @whitehouse_edu

Summa 15 Calculator | Olivetti | Italy | 1949

Marcello Nizzoli designed this mechanical desktop calculator in collaboration with ‘the mechanic’ Natale Capellaro. The ergonomic design has resulted in a device that offers a fluid movement for the operator’s hand in the performance of a function. After an amount is entered, the operator’s hand moves toward the lever with the thumb setting the yellow joystick to the required operation as it passes. The lever is then pulled forward and released.

See it on display in #Interface at #PowerhouseMuseum - an exhibition that examines how design has been applied to information technology products; and about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. #design #industrialdesign #MAAScollection #retro #Olivetti #desktopcalulator #productdesign

A big thank you to the huge crowd who dressed up in @kleenex_au this morning at the #powerhousemuseum to break the #worldrecord for the most people dressed as mummies in one location. We especially love this great photo taken by @jay_essica this morning. We hope you all had as much fun as we did and enjoy exploring our #EgyptianMummies exhibition this afternoon.

Today we're going for a @guinnessworldrecords at the #powerhousemuseum for the most people dressed as mummies in one location. Everyone's getting mummified, lets do this! #worldrecord #egyptianmummies

We can’t get enough of the beautiful Chinese propaganda posters currently on display at #PowerhouseMuseum . This one is titled ‘The commune’s fish pond’ and the detail on those fish is amazing. 🐟🐟🐟

#MAASCollection #propaganda #posters #graphicdesign #graphicart #fish #fishing⠀

Calling all sleuths, history buffs and Sherlockian's young and old... The International Exhibition of #SherlockHolmes is now on sale! Pre-book your tickets to #Sydney's largest #interactive #mystery and save. #PowerhouseMuseum⠀

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The iconic ‘Woodcut Rose’ by Bruce Goold for Mambo, 1990-91. 🌹🌹🌹

#MAASCollection #screenprinted #textile #design #screenprint #textiledesign #woodcut #rose #pattern

#OTD in 1951, this Catalina flying boat took off from Rose Bay (Sydney) on a pioneering flight to Chile. ⠀

By 1951 the final ocean to be traversed for air travel was the South Pacific between Australia and South America. In this aircraft, famous Australian pilot P.G. Taylor pioneered an air route by island hopping across the Pacific from Sydney to Valparaiso. The #FrigateBirdII #Catalina #flyingboat , with its ability to land and take off in calm water, and its great endurance over long distances, was the ideal aircraft to accomplish the final aviation link around the world.⠀

Find out more about this historic flight and other iconic objects from the #MAASCollection in our #Icons exhibition at #PowerhouseMuseum .

This beautiful medicine chest was made in London in 1836 and brought to Australia in the mid to late 1800s. It appears to contain most of its original bottles and pharmaceutical equipment.

These portable #medicine chests were designed for domestic use and were popular at the time.

See it on display in #Recollect #HealthandMedicine at #PowerhouseMuseum .

Come and discover what the world would look like without #colour ! Experiment with light in the #monochromatic room.

#Experimentations #PowerhouseMuseum #science #learning #education

Congratulations to Claire Metcalfe from Barker College, the winner of the Museum’s Award for Shape 2016, with her project BlueyCheck. Each year this award is presented to one student who has demonstrated a particularly comprehensive approach to product innovation. Claire’s winning project focused on the #design and development of handheld peak flow meter for young children with #asthma .⠀

#Shape2016 showcases a selection of outstanding major projects from the HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, and Textiles and Design courses. The exhibition strongly connects to the #MAAScollection , which contains over half a million examples of human ingenuity. On now at #PowerhouseMuseum until 7 May 2017.

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