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The Sydney 2000 Games, comprising both Olympic and Paralympic events, took place from 15 September to 29 October 2000. In 2001, the New South Wales State Government formally transferred a collection of around 700 objects to the Powerhouse Museum.

Artists, designers, writers, historians, sponsors, officials for the Sydney Organising Committee, assisted with the image making for the great event. The result was a youthful yet often nostalgic view of the character of Australia, including its beaches, suburbs, people, humour, Indigenous heritage and multicultural society. It also reflected Australia's ingenuity and innovation in design.

This website includes:

  • a database of objects
  • interviews with the designers
  • education modules

The site contains interview transcripts & audio files, zoomable images & high resolution panoramas.

The collection categories

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