Selected acquisitions for 2015

A selection of objects acquired in 2015

The Powerhouse Museum has acquired the following catalogued objects during the year of 2015 . More information on each object may be found in their object record, accessible by clicking on their image. Please be aware that not all of these objects are currently on public display in the Museum.


Nothing acquired yet for 2015, but in 2014:

Aerial bomb fuse from World War 1World War I German bomb fuseWorld War I Battye grenadeWorld War I rifle grenadeCustomised Harley Davidson motorcycleWool specimen, Springfield, Goulburn, New South Wales
Wool specimen, Springfield, Goulburn, New South WalesWool sample, Springfield, GoulburnSuper fine wool sample, VA & EM Croake, Four Winds, Pyramul New South WalesWi-Fi security cameraCliff rescue apparatusFlags (7) 'Crossing the Ice' expedition
Ski poles 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionSki boots (pair) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditioniPods (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditioniPod Nanos (3), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionOver-gaiters (2 pair) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionSocks or kertunks (4 pair) 'Crossing the Ice' expedition
Half length ski skins 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionTrousers (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionAluminium kettle, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionCache markers (4) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionBattery charger, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionElectronics case, 'Crossing the Ice' expedition
Beanies (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionBattery chargers (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionAlarm clocks (2) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionCamera tripod, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionStuffed toy monkey, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionRechargeable batteries (24), 'Crossing the Ice' expedition
iPod remote controls (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionJerry can, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionEarphones (6), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionChristmas hats (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionParty hats (2), 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionBatteries (8) 'Crossing the Ice' expedition
Juice bottle used for urine collection, 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionBatteries (3) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionBatteries (5) 'Crossing the Ice' expeditionReport on gas pipe corrosion and leakageTest cards and tape used with postcode encoding and coding machineVicta Mowers photograph albums
Apple iPod classic second, third and forth generation and iPod shuffle demonstrating evolution of Apple product lineNeckpiece by Julie BlyfieldHinged bakelite bangle featuring floral decorationRichards steam engine indicator made by Casartelli'Aldebaran Nao 3.3' autonomous programmable humaniod robotWomen's ensemble inspired by the incense burner of Baejke, designed by Lie Sang Bong
Women's dress and skirt designed by Lie Sang BongSkirt inspired by 'dancheong', designed by Lie Sang Bong'Moving Target' ring by Peter DeckersWearable sculpture 'Cheongsam' by Elise BenjaminEvening dress by Toni MaticevskiDesign drawings and sketches for RÃ?DE iXY directional microphone
RÃ?DE iXY directional microphone blue circuit boardRÃ?DE iXY directional microphone component partsApple iPhone 4Necklace, 'Yenbena', by Treahna HamnInside micrometer setRÃ?DE iXY directional microphone and packaging
PYE 'Rotoshine' two-brush electric floor polisher'Crisscross' bowl by Mel DouglasModel of a Sydney Monorail trainSafe-n-See child's booster cushion by Safe-n-SoundHand-carved white jade earringsMagnavox Odyssey video game console
Sydney Monorail track and stanchionsPrince Alfred Pool models by Neeson MurcuttSydney Convention Centre photographs'Found out - floral brooches' brooch by Roseanne BartleyCello made by Robert William CrookDesign model for 'Gold phone' coin operated public telephone or pay phone
'Pendant 2011' by Lisa WalkerWomen's dress and coat inspired by 'dancheong' by Lie Sang BongArchitectural model of Blues Point TowerAttendance and time recording clock systemBikini designed by Paula StaffordSydney Monorail cars
'Goji-Barambah bracelet' by Mark VaarwerkDecorative glass panel with Aborginal motifTwo-finger ring by Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers'Found out - floral brooches' brooch by Roseanne Bartley'Found out - floral brooches' brooch by Roseanne BartleyEvening dress by Collette Dinnigan
Evening dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganFaux Fur coat by Collette Dinnigan
Ring 'Suburban Dream' by Katheryn LeopoldsederCabinet by Morris & CoEvening dress by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganYellow clay kendi with long strait spout (probably) from South ChinaRed earthenware kendi (probably) from South India
Kendi, earthenware with long spout from probably South IndiaEarthenware kendi from South IndiaEarthenware kendi from BaliEarthenware kendi from IndonesiaEarthenware kendi from Southeast AsiaEarthenware kendi from, Majapahit kingdom, Java
Earthenware kendi from Southeast AsiaEarthenware kendi from Southeast AsiaEarthenware kendi from Southeast AsiaCoat and dress by Collette DinniganMetric converter, Sharp ElsiMate in case with operation manualDress by Collette Dinnigan
'Collette' dress by Collette Dinnigan'Collette' dress by Collette Dinnigan'Collette' dress by Collette Dinnigan'Collette' dress by Collette DinniganTop by Collette DinniganSuit by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Swimsuit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganTop by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette Dinnigan
Outfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette Dinnigan
Outfit by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette Dinnigan
Outfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette Dinnigan
Top by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganUnderwear set by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganJumpsuit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Evening dress by Collette DinniganTop by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette Dinnigan
Evening dress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganEvening dress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganSkirt by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganLingerie by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress with matching cardigan by Collette DinniganShorts and top by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganSkirts (2) by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganEnsemble by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress and cardigan by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Outfit by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganCoat by Collette DinniganEnsemble by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Ensemble by Collette DinniganTop and shorts by Collette DinniganBikini by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganOutfit by Collette DinniganSwimsuit by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganTop and skirt by Collette DinniganTop and skirt by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette Dinnigan
Dress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganSlip dress by Collette Dinnigan
Lace ensemble by Collette DinniganDress by Collette DinniganArchitectural glass doors and panel, Aboriginal themed decoration designed by Ursula OldDoor and panel with Aboriginal themed glass design by Ursula OldMirrored glass panels with Aboriginal-inspired design by Ursula OldDecade counter vacuum tubes, set of three final versions
Electronic vacuum tube decade counter





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