Policy, Power & the Cultural and Heritage Values of the Powerhouse Museum / Oct 1

Tuesday 1st OCTOBER 2019

Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia, NSW Chapter AIA members are allinvited to attend

Policy, Power & the Cultural and Heritage Values of the Powerhouse Museum

Kylie Winkworth & Jennifer Sanders, Powerhouse Museum Alliance

In November 2014 the NSW Government announced that the Powerhouse Museum would be ‘moving’ to Parramatta. The Powerhouse Museum has been based in Ultimo since 1893. What has followed in the last five years is the most sustained protest campaign in the history of Australian museums. The debate has clearly demonstrated the social, cultural and heritage values of the Powerhouse Museum in its context at Ultimo. This talk explores some of the major heritage and policy issues surrounding the government’s move to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta.

Kylie Winkworth is a museum and heritage consultant, with a particular interest in collections, movable heritage and the connections between people, places and objects. Her publications include Significance, a guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage objects and collections, with
Roslyn Russell. She is a former trustee of the Powerhouse Museum.

Jennifer Sanders had a distinguished career at the Powerhouse Museum. As a senior curator she was a key member of the redevelopment team, and from 1988 a member of the museum executive. From 2001 to 2009 she was Deputy Director, Collections and Outreach. Jennifer was a member of the National Cultural Heritage Committee 1999 – 2008. She is now a heritage and museum consultant.

Time & Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 all payable through Eventbrite

Venue: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, 110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney,
RSVP: by Friday 6th September 2019. Bookings are essential as places are limited.