Travelling exhibitions

Powerhouse Museum travelling exhibitions are designed for a range of venues and audiences including galleries, museums, libraries and small local venues. Exhibition packages generally include the display and also promotional and educational material. In many cases, Powerhouse staff can assist with installation, opening, publicising and dismantling of the exhibition. The level of security, climate control and size of venue required by each show varies and is assessed by a facilities report.

Contact Rebecca Bushby, Manager, Exhibitions and Festivals on 02 9217 0215 or email:

pdf Standard facilities report for Powerhouse


The Beatles In Australia
The eruption of Beatlemania in Australia was more intense than anywhere in the world. For thirteen days in 1964 the nation was held in a kind of euphoria, captivated by the talent, the songs and the charm of the Fab Four on their concert tour.

This exhibition presents the sights and sounds of Beatlemania -- the arrivals, the press conferences, the concerts and the screaming fans – through newsreel footage, television reports, radio coverage, magazines and press clippings.

Arts Centre Melbourne
8 March 2014 - 1 July 2014

Image: A. Kemp/Fairfax Syndication

Contact:  Joanne Delzoppo, Project Manager
02 9217 0239 or email:


Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia
Australian Muslim women dress in diverse styles and are increasingly choosing to engage with global fashion trends while also expressing their faith. Faith, fashion, fusion explores Australia’s emerging modest fashion market and the work of a new generation of fashion designers, retailers and bloggers offering stylish clothing and fashion advice to Muslim women.
Faith, fashion and Muslim identity are further explored through the experiences and achievements of a group of Australian Muslim women. Their stories reflect on the diversity of the Muslim community and the importance of the Muslim faith in all aspects of their lives. more..

Immigration Museum, Melbourne
10 October 2013 – 9 June 2014
Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga 
Western Australian Museum -  Geraldton 
Western Australian Museum -  Albany 
Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie- Boulder
Albury Library Museum 
Maitland Regional Art Gallery 

Contact:  Joanne Delzoppo, Project Manager
02 9217 0239 or email:


David Malin Astrophotography Award exhibit
Winning sky photos
Amateur astronomers and photographers from around Australia submitted their photographs for consideration in the 2013 David Malin Astrophotography Awards. The winners were announced on Saturday 13 July 2013 during the Central West Astronomical Society AstroFest conference dinner. more..

Scienceworks, Melbourne 
17 Feb 2014 – 1 June 2014 

The Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang, Victoria
12 June -12 July 2014

Trainspotting: the Powerhouse Museum Photo Competition 2012

Trainspotting: the Powerhouse Museum Photo Competition 2012
An exhibition featuring 54 photographs, comprising the winners and highly commended entries, from this year’s International Trainspotting Photographic Competition. 

Now in its third year, the international competition celebrates the railway industry and the Museum’s extensive rail and steam collection. 

It offers cash prizes across six categories including Steam trains; Diesel electric or electric trains or trams; Railway infrastructure; Trainspotting; People in railway; and Mobile phone; along with an overall winner. 

This year’s competition attracted over 3,600 entries from around the world. From casual observers to passionate railway photographers, the impressive range of entries showcased a variety of styles and interests. 

From documenting steam locomotives in motion to works that explore the social experience of train travel, each photograph tells a very unique story about a country’s place in time and its people. 

Liverpool Regional Museum 
15 March - 31 May 2014

Contact: Mark Adams, Project Officer
02 9217 0304 or email:

Frock stars

Frock stars
From behind-the-scenes dramas to catwalk divas, find out everything you ever wanted to know about one of Australia’s most dazzling industry -only fashion events in Frock stars. Experience what it’s like to be in the front row, see a catwalk display of top Australian designers, enjoy the buzz of backstage, and explore the creative process of putting together a collection. more..

Image: 86233891, Stefan Gosatti / Getty Images Entertainment

pdf Teachers notes for travelling exhibition

Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville
22 February - 26 May 2014

Contact:  Julia Carroll, Project Manager on 02 9217 0298 or email:

Exhibition Partner:
Getty Images

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia