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.

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With increasing globalisation, the preservation of our cultural heritage is of growing importance. Contemporary designers are responding by creating new and unexpected connections between traditional skills and craftsmanship, ensuring the survival of ancient traditions while actively supporting local industries. These projects, which often engage highly skilled makers, master artisans and fabricators, explore traditional craft and manufacturing techniques such as woodworking, enamelware, ceramic...