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.

Architectural Models

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Architecture is one of the Museum's key disciplines. The MAAS collection covers the history of architecture in Australia, and Sydney in particular, as well as international influences. 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 an important part of professional practice and is used to accurately prototype, develop and refine an architectural design at a small scale. Model making is a special skill and the Museum has many fine examples in the collection that illustrate this craft, including internationally significant models of the Sydney Opera House.

The Museum also holds in its collection models of buildings, bridges and urban developments that have been made post construction for documentation and educational purposes.

Keinton Butler
Senior Curator

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