The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.

Powerhouse Collection Relocation and Digitisation Project

Thap yongk by Mr Ngallametta Snr, 2004. Image by Ryan Hernandez

We’re digitising our collection

The Powerhouse Collection Relocation and Digitisation Project is one of the largest digitisation projects in Australia which will digitally capture approximately 338,000 items from the Museum’s collection. The project is part of the Powerhouse Program which includes the establishment of the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta, the expansion of the Museum’s Discovery Centre and the creation of a creative industries precinct in Ultimo.

The digitisation project commenced in late 2019 and will result in new levels of access to the Museum’s extraordinary collections, with digital images able to be accessed online by anyone, anytime.

Digitisation work