Collection & research at the Powerhouse Museum


Collection, and object enquiries
For all enquiries about our collection Please note: The Museum does not provide valuations

Collection & research FAQ

Making a donation
Information on making a gift or bequest to the Museum

New acquisitions
Recent acquisitions made by the Museum

The Powerhouse on Flickr
Discover images from our collection and share images with us on Flickr

 

Powerhouse Museum collection


Search our collection

Search our collection
Search and discover objects in our vast and diverse collection. This interactive database contains thousands of zoomable images and research into the Museum's collection.

 
Powerhouse Museum API

Powerhouse Museum API
The Powerhouse Museum Collection API is a set of web services to allow programmatic access to the contents of the Museum's collection.

 

BLOGS

Inside the Collection

Inside the Collection
This blog will introduce you to some of our curators, their favourite objects, and the stories behind them.

 

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
The Photo of the day blog features a new image each day, chosen from the Powerhouse photo library.

 


Specialist research services

Conservation
Conservation and heritage preservation
Powerhouse Museum archives
Institutional and collected archives
Research library
Research collection, library and information services
Photo library
Photographic library services
Regional programs and services
Regional services for New South Wales
Migration Heritage Centre
Memories, personal mementos and photographs of migrating to New South Wales. View online exhibitions and mini-documentaries.


 


Other specialist online collections

Australian Dress Register

Australian Dress Register
Documenting significant and well provenanced men’s, women’s and children’s dress in New South Wales dating up to 1945.

 
D*Hub

D*Hub
A gateway to the worlds best design collections and online magazine with news, interviews, opinions and ideas.

 
swatchbook

Electronic swatchbook
Browse fashionable fabric designs ranging from the 1830s to the 1920s, and use them freely in your own creations.

 
Please be seated

Please be seated
A special behind the scenes tour featuring chairs from post WWII period.

 
Hedda Morrison photographic collection

Hedda Morrison photographic collection
The Hedda Morrison collection comprises exhibition prints, personal papers and objects from China, Sarawak and Australia

 
Tyrrell photographic collection

Tyrrell photographic collection
Glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry and Henry King who led two of Sydney's principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 
Sydney 2000 Games Collection

Sydney 2000 Games Collection
A database of objects related to the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Also includes interviews with designers and zoomable panoramas.

 
The rags: paraphernalia of menstruation

The rags: paraphernalia of menstruation
Follow the development and advertising of menstrual products, from sanitary towels to pain relievers, with examples of ‘facts of life' booklets for girls.