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Photo Library

The Museum’s Photo Library contains over 250,000 images (colour and black + white) of objects in the collection, exhibitions, and Museum events. The primary purpose of this collection is to record and document the Museum’s collection, and to provide an image bank for the Museum’s publications and exhibitions.

The Photo Library also caters to a growing demand from external publishers and authors for illustrations of objects in the Museum’s collection. Images are also made available for appropriate commercial purposes. Fees are applicable to any external use. Please see the Image Services Schedule of Fees (pdf document) for more details.

Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
(access by appointment only)
Photo Librarian – Kathy Hackett
tel: (02) 9217 0561

For information on fees and copyright issues,
contact: Rights and Permissions Officer
tel: (02) 9217 0172

Photo Library
Powerhouse Museum
PO Box K346
Tel (02) 9217 0561

Bandstand, Hyde Park
The Photo Library’s largest reproduction request is this image,
Bandstand, Hyde Park c.1884-1917 from the Tyrrell Collection. The glass
plate negative was scanned so that it could be reproduced to a size of 8
metres in width. The reproduction can be seen as a backdrop for one of
the events in Hyde Park, as part of the Sydney Festival in January 2008.

These downloadable sets are a selection of the varied, rights cleared stock material available through the Photo Library.
To order a high res image, please reference the file number under the image.
pdf China
pdf Food & drink
pdf Nature
pdf Regional
pdf Colour
pdf Local

image library