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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

500 Harris Street, Ultimo  NSW  2007

02 9217 0111 

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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. It is made up of the iconic venues – Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Powerhouse Discovery Centre. The Museum is uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.
The Museum is acknowledged internationally for the calibre of its collection, scholarship and exhibitions. The collection spans broad applied arts and science disciplines and provides a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse country. There is estimated to be well over 500,000 separate items in the Museum’s collection. The Museum’s collection is in high demand with an active regional, national and international loan program.
This is an exciting time for NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. The NSW Government and City of Sydney Cultural Policies, together with the plans for Darling Harbourand Barangaroo, will enliven our city.
The Museum will capitalise on the opportunity to expand our horizons and create strategic partnerships and alignments across cultural, residential, commercial and retail spheres. Further, the Powerhouse’s location in Australia’s most dynamic creative digital precinct offers us the potential to engage with an emerging generation of highly entrepreneurial innovators.