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Powerline Spring 2005

Powerline Spring 2005

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Published by Powerhouse Museum
Powerline is the Powerhouse Museum's Members magazine. All members receive a copy free each year as part of their membership benefits. Find out more at http://www.powerhousemusuem.com/members
Powerline is the Powerhouse Museum's Members magazine. All members receive a copy free each year as part of their membership benefits. Find out more at http://www.powerhousemusuem.com/members

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Published by: Powerhouse Museum on Jul 12, 2010
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07/17/2010

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POWERLINE
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In the days before this editionof
Powerline 
was finalised theNSW Premier and Minister forthe Arts, the Hon Bob Carr,announced his retirement frompolitics. Mr Carr was anenthusiastic supporter of thePowerhouse, in part because itreflects his passion for history,the contribution museumsmake to education and culturalenrichment, and theopportunity they provide tonurture a sense of communityand respect for culturaldiversity. We thank Mr Carr forhis support of the Museumand look forward to welcominghim back regularly as a visitor.We look forward to workingwith the newly appointedMinister, the Hon Bob Debus.Minister Debus was for sometime Minister Assisting thePremier on the Arts, andshares the former Premier’senthusiasm for museums andthe cultural sector.
O2From the director03Power picks062005 Museums Australia Conference07The Electronic Swatchbook08New exhibition: Inspired! Design across time10Museum mascots11Members news12Members calendar14Members scene15New acquisition: Marcello Nizzoli telephone16Quarterly design talk: Wanda Jelmini17Recycling fashion18New exhibition: The cutting edge: fashion from Japan20Locomotive No 1 upgrade22Observatory news23Corporate partners24Exhibitions at a glance
The end of the financial yearprovided an opportunity toreflect on some of thesignificant achievements of thepast 12 months. Regularreaders of
Powerline 
will beaware that the Powerhousecelebrated its 125thanniversary, marked by anextremely successful freeweekend of activities andevents last September and thepublication of
Yesterday’s tomorrows 
, a fascinatinghistory of our developmentover the past century and aquarter. A further highlight wasour hosting of the MuseumsAustralia Conference in May.Perhaps the most outstandingmilestone was achieving ourhighest visitor attendances formore than a decade. Over700 000 people visited thePowerhouse and SydneyObservatory during the year.Equally pleasing were therecord numbers (680 000) whoattended our travellingexhibitions across NSW,
TRUSTEESDr Nicholas G Pappas,PresidentDr Anne Summers AO,Deputy PresidentMr Mark BourisMs Trisha DixonMr Andrew DentonMs Susan GrayMs Margaret SealeMr Anthony SukariMs Judith WheeldonSENIOR MANAGEMENTDr Kevin Fewster AM, DirectorJennifer Sanders, Deputy Director,Collections and ExhibitionsMark Goggin, Associate Director,Programs and Commercial ServicesMichael Landsbergen, AssociateDirector, Corporate ServicesKevin Sumption, Associate Director,Knowledge and InformationManagement
Australia and beyond.Exhibition highlights at thePowerhouse included thebeautiful
Bright flowers: textiles and ceramics of Central Asia 
,the hugely successful
The Lord of the Rings MotionPicture Trilogy — The Exhibition
, and
Greek treasures: from the Benaki Museum in Athens,
one of ourmost popular exhibitions inrecent years.You will be interested to hearthat membership numbershave also risen to record levelsas a consequence of thestrong 2004–05 program. Wethank each and every memberfor your support andcommitment to the Museum.We look forward to seeing youand your families enjoying thefeast of program offerings overthe next 12 months and, inbetween times, taking a fewmoments to relax in theMembers Lounge. Enjoy!
Dr Kevin Fewster AMDirector
contentsissue 79from thedirector
FRONT COVER
FROM THE EXHIBITION
INSPIRED! DESIGN ACROSS TIME 
,SUPER ELEVATED GILLIES, DESIGNEDBY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, LONDON,1993–4. PURCHASED 1997; LADY’SARMCHAIR, MAKER UNKNOWN,ENGLAND, ABOUT 1850. PURCHASED1983; VASE IN BLUE JASPER,DECORATION DESIGNED BY HENRYWEBBER AFTER CHARLES LE BRUNFOR JOSIAH WEDGWOOD & SONS,ENGLAND, 1786–90. GIFT OFPOWERHOUSE MEMBERS 1990.PHOTOS BY SUE STAFFORD ANDPENELOPE CLAY.
BACK COVER
PHOTO BY SUESTAFFORD.
Powerline 
is produced by the Print Media Departmentof the Powerhouse Museum
PO Box K346, Haymarket NSW 1238Editor: Tracy GouldingEditorial coordinator: Deborah RenaudDesign: TriggerPhotography: Powerhouse Museum unless otherwise stated.
Every effort has been made to locate owners of copyright for the images inthis publication. Any inquiries should be directed to the Rights andPermissions Officer, Powerhouse Museum.ISSN 1030-5750 © Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
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Where to find us
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Darling Harbour, SydneyOpening hours 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day (except ChristmasDay). School holiday opening hours 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Contact details
Postal address: PO Box K346, Haymarket NSW 1238Telephone (02) 9217 0111Infoline (02) 9217 0444, Education (02) 9217 0222
The Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciencesalso incorporating Sydney Observatory, is a NSW government cultural institution.
www.powerhousemuseum.com
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2005
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all in aday’s worka richhistory
A highlight for Museum visitorsover the winter months hasbeen the
Greek treasures: from the Benaki MuseuminAthens 
exhibition. Theexhibition, which featuresartworks and artefacts from8000 years of Greek history,opened in early May withspecial guests including thenNSW Premier and Arts Minister,the Hon Mr Bob Carr, Greece’sDeputy Minister for Culture, DrPetros Tatoulis, Dr StavrosVlizos from the BenakiMuseum, and many membersof the local Greek community.Dr Vlizos, who spoke on behalfof the director of the BenakiMuseum, Dr AngelosDelivorrias, compared
Greek treasures 
to the
Our place: Indigenous Australia now 
exhibition, staged in Athensduring the 2004 Olympics. ‘Inboth cases,’ he said, ‘theresilience of two differentcultural traditions is projected... consoling examples of thestruggle to secure survivalbeing waged constantlyaround the globe.’The exhibition, which hasattracted record crowds,closes in Sydney on 4September, before opening atMelbourne’s ImmigrationMuseum in October.Powerhouse Museum regionalservices adviser GrahamClegg recently spent a day inWollombi helping the localEndeavour Museum recover astripper and winnower that hadserved much of the area from1890–1940.Until the mid 1840s theAustralian grain crop waslaboriously harvested withsickles and threshed manually.In the hot, dry conditions muchgrain was lost due to sheddingor shattering the ripenedheads. In South Australia wherethese losses were most severe,a £40 prize was offered for apractical design for amechanical harvester thatcould overcome the problem.Local farmer John Wrathall Bullcame up with a design thatattracted the attention of flourmiller John Ridley. Ridleydeveloped the invention into aworkable machine — thestripper — which quicklybecame an essential piece ofequipment for bringing in thegrain harvest.Wollombi’s stripper and itsaccompanying winnower, usedto clean the harvested grain,were bought by the Milsonfamily of ‘Byora’, Laguna, in the1890s. The machines were stillhoused in their original shedon the property, where thesubsiding earth floor hadcaused damage to one of thewooden wheels. The work todate has involved stabilisingthe objects in the shed andhelping to get them ready tomove to a purpose-builtextension to the EndeavourMuseum, where they will behoused.This work is part of thePowerhouse Museum’sMovable Heritage Program, aninitiative funded with theassistance of the Ministry forthe Arts, which aims tostrengthen regional collectionsand develop communitycapacity and local identity.Other projects currentlyunderway include work on anexhibition with the WollondillyHeritage Centre on theEstonian Poultry Farmers ofThirlmere, and theconservation of an earlywooden windmill with the HayGaol Museum.
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FROM FARM MACHINERY TO GREEK TREASURES,THE MUSEUM EXTENDS ITS COMMUNITY LINKS.
HIS GRACE BISHOP SERAPHIM(RIGHT) AND DIMITRI KEPREOTESOF THE GREEK ORTHODOXCHURCH OF AUSTRALIA AT THEOPENING OF THE
GREEK TREASURES 
EXHIBITION. PHOTOBY MARINCO KOJDANOVSKI.
The Museum’s Moveable HeritageProgram helps build regional collections.
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GRAHAM CLEGG HELPS STABILISEONE OF THE WHEELS OFWOLLOMBI’S STRIPPER. PHOTO BYMARINCO KOJDANOVSKI.

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