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.

  Explore the extensive MAAS collection through sets of objects selected by theme.
These collection sets are presented as a starting point to browse the collection and new sets are added regularly.

85/841 Computer video game, 'Space Invaders', Midway Manufacturing Company, c. 1980
97/260/2 Cassette tapes, floppy disks, manuals and journals, for TRS-80 Micro Computer System, metal/plastic/paper, various designers and makers, 1977-1988
2003/160/1 Electronic toy, Nintendo 'Game & Watch' Octopus, plastic /metal /electronics components, designed by Gunpei Yokoi, manufactured by Nintendo, Japan, 1981

Game Development

2018/79/1-10 Photograph, Dauar and Murray Islands May 1989, part of photographic and video footage of the Mabo v Queensland High Court hearing and subsequent events starting 1988
2018/79/1-57 Photograph, Turtle & Dugong Hunting Great Barrier Reef September 1989, part of photographic and video footage of the Mabo v Queensland High Court hearing and subsequent events starting 1988
2018/79/1-30 Photograph, Koiki Mabo, Greg McIntyre & Eddie Mabo Jnr, Interviewed Murray Island May 1989, part of photographic and video footage of the Mabo v Queensland High Court hearing and subsequent events starting 1988

Mabo - Life of an Island Man

2019/67/1 Furniture collection, consisting stools (6), table and floor covering, Nyinajimanha (Sitting Together), Tasmanian Blackwood timber / gold plated steel / kangaroo pelt, designed and made by Nicole Monks, Australia, 2016
86/648 Wedding dress, silk taffeta / beads / braid, worn by Janet McDonald, Australia, c. 1887
2010/21/1 Platform shoes (pair), and invitation, womens, shells / textile / leather / metal / paper / plastic, maker unknown, China, decorated by Esme Timbery for Romance Was Born, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009-2010

Nyinajimanha (sitting together) and other works by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

2013/23/12-98 Photographic positive, Sydney Observatory, silver gelatin / paper, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1893-1920
H10401 Time ball, with cylinder, piston, rack and pinion lifting mechanism, safety lock, electric motor and ball, cast iron, some modifications to the original, installed at Sydney Observatory, made by Maudslay, Sons & Field, England, c 1857
H9898 Atomic clock time signal system, metal / plastic / glass, used at Sydney Observatory, made by Hewlett Packard / Yaesu / B.W.D / Laboratory Electronics, made in USA / Japan / Australia, 1970-83

The Solar System

2018/2/1 Cuberider payload, metal / silicon / plastic, made by Cuberider, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2015-2017
2014/13/6 Turnstile controller board and manual, from a Monorail station, made by CGEA Transport Sydney Pty Ltd, used on the Sydney Monorail, Darling Harbour and Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-2013
2012/101/3 LED lights (7) and extra fittings, mixed media, sourced and assembled by Ron Allum for Acheron Pty Ltd, Leichardt, New South Wales, Australia, 2012

Physical Computing

2011/109/5 Quilt, Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt, remembering Uncle Ferree, Andrew Carter, Douglas Marshall, Lionel Muller, Kevin Ash, Wil Adler, Ron Andrews, Peter Baines, Michael Bergamaschino, Sam Bonafacio, Norman Boyle, Andrew Carter, David Chesney, Daniel Church, Jean Claverie, Peter Cornwall,
A8513 Shia banner for mourning Imam Hussain, block printed cotton, maker unknown, probably Iran, date unknown
H1700-2 Orrery (1 of 2), planetary, wood / brass / ivory, W.Harris & Co, England, 1789- c.1805

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian: I Prefer Talking to Doctors About Something Else

2018/41/1 Evening dress, silk / metallic bullion work / acetate / diamantes, designed by Alexander McQueen, Great Britain, made in Italy, Angels and Demons collection, Autumn / Winter 2010
2019/10/1 Sofa, 'The Seat of Love and Hate', embroidered silk / gilded wood, fabric designed by eX de Medici, photography and digitization by Rob Little, fabric digitally printed by Think + Positive, embroidered by Sharon Peoples, restoration and upholstery by Azzopardi and Hancock Upholsterers, Can
A8705 Waistcoat, mens, silver tissue woven with tiny strawberry-like motifs / spangles / gold metallic thread, maker unknown, [England or France, c. 1770]

Textiles and Design

2013/74/1 Chair, Re-Loved Chair, acrylic, made by LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, Australia, 2010
2008/88/1 Architectural drawings (14), Powerhouse Museum, tracing paper / microfilm / ink, designed by Lionel Glendenning, made and used by New South Wales Department of Public Works, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987
2013/41/1 Claymation human puppet armature, aluminium, made by Stop Motion Pro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2012

Industrial Technology

87/1040D Sports safety helmet, 'Stackhat', with packaging, plastic / metal / cardboard, designed by PA Technology, made by Rosebank Products Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 1987
87/234 Traffic light pedestrian crossing buttons (2), ATPD, 'Audio -Tactile Pedestrian Detector', metal / plastic, made by K J Aldridge Automatic Systems Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1976-1987
2003/165/1 Audio cassette player, Sony Walkman model TPS-L2, metal /plastic / fabric / electronic components, designed by the Sony Design Centre, created by Akio Morita, Masaru Ibuka (the co-founders of SONY) and Kozo Ohsone, made by Sony Corporation, Japan, 1979

Design and Technology

2019/43/1 Electric guitar with case and strap, Stratocaster, serial number 69250, wood / plastic / metal / electronic components, made by Fender, Fullerton, California, United States of America, 1961, used by Jim Skiathitis to write, record and perform the instrumental song 'Bombora' by The Atlantic
90/335 Flying helmet, leather, probably made in England, used by Nancy Bird Walton, Australia, after 1945
2011/59/1-1 Camera, 'Linhof Technika', metal / plastic / glass, made by Linhof, Germany, c. 1959, used by Max Dupain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1959-1980s

Powerhouse Program Collection Digitisation

2003/77/2 Poster, anti cigarette advertising, 'Winfailed Cup', paper, designed by Brian Robson and Rick Bolzan, produced by BUGA UP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1984 - 1989
2007/56/53 Poster, 'Land Rights Dance', colour screenprint, paper / ink, designed by Chips Mackinolty, printed at Earthworks Poster Collective, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1977
2003/77/1 Poster, anti cigarette and alcohol advertising, 'Write of reply', produced by BUGA UP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1983 - 1984

Protest posters

2010/75/1-71 Lantern slide (1 of 89), a woman wearing a headdress, glass / metal, Serge Vargassoff, Peking, China, 1920-1949
2012/43/2 Swimsuit, 'modest-fit' burqini(R), polyester, Ahiida(TM), designed and made by Aheda Zanetti, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2011
A5324 Hei-tiki, pounamu (nephrite jade) / paua shell / gum, New Zealand, c. 1810

Harmony Day 2019

96/44/1-5/4/13/2 Negative, black and white, view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, for the book 'Sydney, A Book of Photographs', 35mm acetate film, David Mist, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1969
96/44/1-5/4/32/3 Negative, black and white, aerial view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, for the book 'Sydney, A Book of Photographs', 35mm acetate film, David Mist, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1969
2006/25/1-105 Photographic print, black & white, construction of Sydney Opera House, Max Dupain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 1965

Sydney Harbour Bridge Photographs

99/34/1 Architectural model, Daphne Murcutt House, cork / plastic / metal, designed by Glenn Murcutt, Sydney, Australia, 1969-1972
A2991 Model of Yomeimon Gate at Toshougu Shrine, Nikko, Japan. No 67 in catalogue of Philp Charley sale
2014/3/1 Architectural model, Blues Point Tower, 1:200 scale, Blues Point Tower was designed by Harry Seidler and completed in 1962, model made by Angela Rowson / Kegan Tom, Australia, 2006

Architectural Models

B644 Automobile, full size, Cadillac Model F car, engine No. 8303, made by Cadillac Automobile Co, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, 1905, used by Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth, Sydney and Kameruka Estate, Candelo, New South Wales, Australia, 1905-1915
B625 Automobile, full size, Reo, model A, 16 hp, twin cylinder, side-entrance tonneau body, serial No. 1279, engine No. 3263, metal / leather / rubber, made by the Reo Motor Car Co, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, 1905
B727 Automobile, full size, Ford Model T car, 5-passenger, 4-door tourer, No. C55005, metal / rubber / glass, designed by Henry Ford with Joseph Galamb and C.H. Wills, 1906-1908, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, made by Ford Motor Co, Walkerville, Ontario, Canada, 1916

Cars in the Collection

H10273-8 Lantern slide (1 of 8), astronomical model, phases of moon and tides, wood / glass / metal, made by Dollond, London, England, 1750-1850, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1858-1900
H10273-2 Lantern slide (1 of 8), astronomical model, phases of moon and tides, wood / glass / metal, made by Dollond, London, England, 1750-1850, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1858-1900
85/59-41/20 Glass plate slide, ideal lunar landscape

MAAS and the Moon

92/191-16/1 Artworks, sketchbook of textile designs, paper / cardboard / metal, Dahl Collings, Sydney / New York, 1950-53
92/191-15 Poster, travel, 'Orient Line Trans Pacific', colour lithograph on paper, designed by Dahl Collings, for Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd, printed by Wm Brooks & Co Ltd, Australia, 1945-1946
2007/30/1-69/5/17 Photographic negative, black and white, square format 6 x 6cm (2.25 x 2.25 inch), in glassine sleeve no. 17, photograph by Geoffrey Collings, England, 1935-1938

Dahl Collings: artist, designer, photographer

2000/14/1 Dance mask, 'Beizam Shark Headdress with Bait Fish', plywood / wire / metal / shark's teeth / feathers / synthetic polymer paint, made by Ken Thaiday, Cairns, Australia, 1995
95/48/1 Space meal package, for Gemini mission, food / plastic, US Army Natick Laboratories, Natick, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas, United States of America, 1965-1966
85/1053-3 Meal package, 'Fruit Dessert', Soviet space missions, fruit puree /plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984

Human non Human Exhibition

90/814 Ensemble, mens, 'New Age Business Suit', designed and made by Peter Tully, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1989
2005/198/1 Outfit (10 pieces), mens, punk, cotton / denim / leather / metal, various makers and places, re-made by Lewis Nicolson, Melbourne, Victoria, worn by Lewis Nicolson, New South Wales, Australia, 2004
2014/135/1-1 Sneakers (pair), 'JS Wings Iridescent Foils', unisex, rubber / foil / leather / gum, designed by Jeremy Scott, United States of America, made by Adidas, China, 2014

School Set: Men's Fashion

2017/58/1 Stool, 'New Armor, Bronze stool / blue', bronze / lacquer (ott-chil), designed and made by Kwangho Lee, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
2018/4/1 Bowl, 'Echo', eggshell porcelain, made by Master Lu Jiande for Shang Xia, Jingdezhen, China, 2017
2018/3/1 Tray, Cloisonné, round, copper / enamel / chrome, designed by Danful Yang, made by 'Beijing Xing Cai Li Hua' workshop, Beijing, China, 2011

Return to Craft

86/1112 Telephone and accessories, 'Gold Phone', plastic / metal, designed by Paul Schremmer and Associates with Telecom Australia, Standard Telephones and Cables (STC) and Anritsu Electric Company (Japan), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1981-1985, made by Standard Telephones and Cables (STC),
87/117 Wine cask cooler and bar stand, with packaging, plastic / card, designed by Richard Carlson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984-1986, made by Decor Corporation, Scoresby, Victoria, Australia, 1986
2017/57/1 Lamp and electric light globe, planet lamp, Series K, blue, metal / plastic / electronic components / glass, designed by Bill Iggulden, manufactured by Planet Lighting, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c. 1970

Design Nation

A7371 Textile lengths (2), 'Rocks', screen-printed cotton, designed by Carl Plate, Modernage Fabrics printed by Silk and Textile Printers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1947
A8991-1 Wooden chair, 'Kone', plywood shell, shaped marine plywood / metal, designed and made by Roger McLay, legs made later under supervision of original designer, Sydney, Australia, c 1950
85/2453 Fabric length, 'Tiger stripe', cotton, screen-printed cotton, designed and printed by Frances Burke, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939 - 1942

The Ideal Home: Art and Design display

P3150 Portrait miniature, framed, Mrs (Elizabeth) Marsden in her wedding dress, albumen print, hand coloured of an original engraving, artist unknown, Hull, England, c. 1850-1880
A7881 Wedding dress, silk, maker unknown, worn by Ann Marsden on her marriage to Thomas Hassall, St John's Church Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 12 August 1822
2003/40/1 Convict love token, H. Heald, 'Keep this dear Mary for my sake till the departure of thy life / The gift of a friend whose love for you will never end H Heald', copper, [convict made], Britain / Australia, 1825 - 1835

200 Years of Wedding Fashion

K798 Victa 'Rotomo' rotary motor mower, Victa's first production model lawn mower, metal, designed and made by Mervyn Victor Richardson, Concord (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia, 1953
90/1050 Beverage dispensing machine, 'Cafe Bar Mini 3', metal / plastic / glass, made by Cafe Bar International, Australia, 1965-1970
92/282 Toilet cistern, dual flush, DuoSet, plastic, by Caroma Industries Limited, Adelaide, South Australia, 1990

Australian inventions and innovations

90/322 Machine Gun, Owen Mark 2/3, Lysaghts, Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia, 1948
H9608 Musket, 'Brown Bess', m,etal / wood, Great Britain, 1810-1820
2002/41/1 Machine gun, light automatic Mk1, wood and metal, designed by John Charles Reginald McCrudden of the AIF 3rd/ 53rd Infantry, made by Kingsway Manufacturing Company Ltd, Newton Works, London, England, 1921-1927

Firearms collection highlights

P2903 Archive, re Lawrence Hargrave, accumulated by William Hudson Shaw, Australia, 1856-c1977
P2903-1/1 Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lawrence Hargrave, 1866, copy print made c1977
P2903-1/2 Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lawrence Hargrave, 1866, copy print made c1977

Lawrence Hargrave and the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

2017/2/39 Poster, 'joyful celebration for the abundant harvest (Xiqingfengshou)', ink on paper, published and printed in Hong Kong, 1960s- 1990s
2017/2/36 Poster, 'Health and longevity (Jiankangchangshou)', ink on paper, Hong Kong, China, 1960s-1990s
2017/2/35 Poster, ink on paper, Hong Kong, China, 1970s-1990s

Chinese New Year pictures and propaganda posters

B1559 Box kite model, reproduction, based on 1893 design by Lawrence Hargrave, aluminium / silk / wire, commissioned by QANTAS Airways, Australia, pre 1964
B109 Model flying machine, flapping wing 'Experiment A', paper / wood / leather / plastic / metal / string, made by Lawrence Hargrave, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales, Australia, 1885
B2245 Model aero engine, three cylinder rotary replica, metal / wood / paper, designed by Lawrence Hargrave 1889, made by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1976

Australian Inventor Lawrence Hargrave

85/2256 Fabric length and screen, 'Seapiece', screenprinted, Frances Burke Fabrics Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 1951
85/2261 Fabric piece, 'Luna', screenprinted, designed by Frances Burke, made by Frances Burke Fabrics Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 1950
85/2253 Fabric piece, 'Staccato', screenprinted, Frances Burke Fabrics Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 1949

Frances Burke textile designer

11105 Worker ushabtis (2) and overseer ushabtis (1), Egyptian faience, maker unknown, Thebes, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period
11105-1 Worker ushabtis figure, Egyptian faience, maker unknown, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 22, Third Intermediate Period (945-715BC)
11105-2 Worker ushabtis figure, Egyptian faience, maker unknown, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 21, Third Intermediate Period (1070 - 945 BC)

Antiquities collection

2009/43/1-1 Photographic prints (47), 'Bruno Benini: fashion images 1956-1976' exhibition at RMIT, black and white (44) and colour (3), photographs by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1976
2009/43/1-2/72 Photographic print, portrait of artist Greg Irvine, black and white silver gelatin print, mounted on card, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
2009/43/1-1/45 Photographic print, colour, model Lori Craig wears embroidered Fiorucci maxi dress, studio photograph by Bruno Benini, styling by Hazel Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1975

Bruno Benini photographer

P3645 Archive, underwear manufacture, Berlei Limited, Australia / England / New Zealand, 1912-1970
P3645-28/3 Chart, The Newman - Berlei Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia / I Newman & Sons, Inc, New York, New York, United States of America, c. 1930
P3645-28/4 Chart, The Berlei Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei (UK) Ltd, London, England, c. 1930

Berlei Underwear Collection and Archive

92/1605 Swimsuit and tag, womens, wattle, Mexico City Olympics, nylon / paper, Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 1968
95/232/1 Photograph, black and white, 'Arne Borg', photographed by Sidney Riley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1927
89/322 Advertisement, 'Speedo', cardboard, Australia, 1971

Speedo Swimwear Collection

H4448 Collection of shoes and boots, part of a larger group of objects related to the art of shoemaking collected by Robert Dixon Box, Joseph Box and the Box Kingham family, leather / fabric / metal, various makers, England, 1500-1920
H4448-1 Tie shoe, girls, leather / wood, maker unknown, England, 1700-1710
H4448-2 Buckle shoes, pair, womens, appliqued silk / leather / linen and buckles, pair, metal, maker unknown, England, 1740-1749 / c. 1777

Joseph Box Shoe Collection

189A Candlestick, stoneware / salt glaze, designed by George Tinworth, decorated by Mary Ann Thompson, made by Doulton & Co, Lambeth, London, England, 1880-1882
2000/138/1 Vase, images of Farm Cove and the Garden Palace, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, earthenware, hand painted by Leonard Bentley for Doulton and Co, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1882-86
2001/2/21 Sauceboat, 'Manly Beach' pattern, Australian flora, transfer printed, earthenware, / glaze, Doulton and Co, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, distributed by Holdsworth, Macpherson & Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1895

Doulton ceramics

H8859 Gold washing cradle, wood / iron, designed by William Tom Jr and Edward Hargraves, made by William Tom, Ophir alluvial goldfields, New South Wales, Australia, 1851
H4264 Gold scales in case, brass / steel / ivory / wood, maker unknown, China, 1850-1900
10097 Gold nugget model, of 'Welcome Nugget' nugget found at Bakery Hill, Victoria, in 1858, plaster, maker unknown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1858-1885

Digging up gold - mining equipment from the Australian goldrush

A67 Box, carved with scrolls, European beechwood / metal, based on a design by Lucien Henry, maker unknown, Australia, c 1885
A2431 Plaster decoration, ceiling plaster, waratah, Australian flora, used by Lucien Henry to teach apprentices in building trades and art students at Sydney Technical College, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1882-1891, maker unknown
A2446 Plaster decoration, Flannel Flowers, plaster, used by Lucien Henry to teach apprentices in building trades and art students at Sydney Technical College, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1882-1891, maker unknown

Lucien Henry collection

2000/66/1 Wig, human hair / net, used by Annette Kellerman, made by George Anton, USA / Germany 1910-1914
2000/66/77 Fishnet stockings (pair), womens, fabric, used by Annette Kellerman, 1920-1940.
2000/66/13 Tablecloth, linen, with autographs embroidered by Annette Kellerman, USA / Australia. 1935-1975

Annette Kellerman costume collection

H5249-16 Photograph, ambrotype, mounted in brooch, handcoloured, unidentified woman in studio setting, glass / metal / velvet / paper, photographer unknown, location not recorded, 1855-1865
H5249-19 Photograph and enclosure, daguerreotype, cased, unidentified man in three piece suit, glass / brass / velvet / collodion / wood, photographer unknown, location not recorded, 1855-1865
H5572-1 Ambrotype (1 of 4), tinted and mounted in embossed case, studio portrait of George Walker, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / brass / velvet / leather, maker unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1855-1865

A selection of early Australian ambrotypes

96/44/1-1/5 Photographic print, black and white, David Mist and Len Evans, paper, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,1969
96/44/1-2/100 Photographic print, black and white, for Pierre Cardin advertisement, paper, David Mist, Sydney, 1984
96/44/1-2/133 Photographic print, black and white, original print, commercial photograph for Pacesetters campaign for Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, paper, David Mist, Sydney, 1967-1968

David Mist photographer

2006/135/1 Archive, Industrial Design Council of Australia / Australian Design Council / Australian Design Awards, Australia, 1956-1996
2015/61/1 Freestanding bath, Caroma Marc Newson Bathroom Collection, mixed materials, designed by Marc Newson and Caroma, Australia/United Kingdom, made in Italy, 2012-2014
2014/121/1 Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant kit, plastic / metal / electronic components, Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2013

Australian Good Design Awards Collection

96/305/1 Costume, Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, 'Arabesque', mixed media, designed and made by Ron Muncaster, used by Jacques Straetnans, Sydney, 1992
96/305/2 Costume, 'Cotton Blossom', Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, mixed media, designed, made and worn by Ron Muncaster, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1994
96/298/1 Performance costume (16), 'Cowdyke', Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, textile/plastic/metal, designed, made and worn by Philippa Playford, made in Stanwell Tops, Sydney, Australia, 1995

Absolutely Mardi Gras

90/660 Ensemble, 'Waratah', womens, consisting of skirt, top and overskirt, silk taffeta, Linda Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984
86/1789 Ensemble, 'Purple Bush', womens, screen printed silk taffeta, designed and made by Linda Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986
93/396/1 Rug, part of collection, 'Hibiscus and heleconia', wool / polyester backing, Linda Jackson / Designer Rugs, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

10025-1 Botanical model and removable part, Leguminosae (pea pod), mixed media, purchased from Chrétian Vetter, Hamburg, Germany, 1884
10079 Botanical model, Cheiranthus cheiri (Wallflower), papier mache/mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, 1885
10080 Botanical model, Dianthus caryophyllys, Caryophyllaceae (Pink), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880

Anatomical and botanical models

H9970 Barograph, aneroid barometer, wood / glass / metal / paper, made by Short and Mason Ltd, London, England, 1875-1900, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1875-1948
H10038 Anemometer, Robinson's anemometer, metal / wood / paper, made by J Hicks, London, England, 1875-1885 used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2010/1/53 Tide indicator, Lenthall Baugh, glass / metal, made by Heath & Co Ltd, Crayford, Kent, England, 1910-1920

Early Meteorology in Australia

85/112-1 Philatelic cover, Southern Cross flight Australia to New Zealand, paper, painted by E A Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934
85/112-30 Photograph, black and white, 'The Lady Southern Cross before trans-Pacific flight', paper, photographer unknown, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia, 1934
85/112-31 Photograph, black and white, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain P G Taylor, paper, photographer unknown, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America, 1934

Kingsford-Smith and Ulm

2001/9/1 Vase, 'Jack in the pulpit', favrile glass, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, c. 1900, made by Tiffany Furnaces, Corona, Long Island, New York, United States of America, 1908
A10961 Vase, glass, Emile Galle, Nancy, France, 1895 - 1905
A10648 Vase, blown glass with aventurine (golden) patches, designed by Corrado 'Dino' Martens for Vetreria Artistica Aureliano Toso, 'Oriente' series, Murano, Italy, about 1952.

Selected glass objects

85/1023 Chair,'Chair Marc I', aluminium / steel / [polyurethane] foam, Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1985
2001/113/1 Lounge, 'Orgone', fibreglass, designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1989, made by Cappellini, Italy, about 2001
89/409 Chair, 'Peanut', laminated craftwood, designed by Marc Newson, made by Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, 1988

Designer Marc Newson

154 Teapot and lid, porcelain, Worcester Royal Porcelain Company Ltd, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, 1880
2000/112/1 Vase and cover, '100% make up' series, porcelain, designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi Spa, Italy/ Germany, 1989-1992
2000/112/2 Vase and cover, '100% make up' series, porcelain, designed by Alessandro Mendini and Michael Graves for Alessi, Italy/ Germany, 1989-1992

Ceramic highlights