2010-09-24Like most museums, only a small part of the Powerhouse Museum collection is exhibited at any one time. About 50,000 objects are stored at Castle Hill in our state-of-the-art storage and preservation facility.
The objects stored at Castle Hill reflect that long history. In the Museum\'s early years, the focus was on the \'science of everyday life\', explaining how things worked and why. Since then, new collection interests have emerged. In the early 1900s, the applied arts became increasingly important, and in the 1980s the significance of Indigenous culture and NSW history was further recognised. So at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, you\'ll find everything from engineering models to the costume that Kylie Minogue wore in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games closing ceremony.
Now you can go behind the scenes of Australia’s largest and most diverse museum. It’s a unique opportunity to discover another side of the Powerhouse Museum and see some of the many objects rarely on display.
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