The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Architectural Models

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The Powerhouse collection surveys the history of architecture in Australia and internationally. The collection includes handmade built-to-scale models, archives, drawings and photographs ranging from iconic buildings to domestic and social housing projects.

Model making is used to accurately prototype, develop and refine an architectural design at a small scale. The Powerhouse has many fine examples in the collection that illustrate this craft, including internationally significant models of …