About the Powerhouse Museum


Located in Sydney, Australia, the Powerhouse Museum has vast galleries of diverse exhibitions on themes including space, design, transport, technology, fashion, music, social history, and much much more. We are one of the largest museums in Australia with a diverse collection and a strong commitment to public access. If you happen to be down this end of the world, we'd love you to visit.


Our Commons photographs


The Museum is uploading photographs from its large collections of glass plate negatives. These images go up without alteration or cropping. We continue to add new images every week and, where possible, we are mapping them too!


We need your help - if you know more about the locations or people in these photos, or can help tag them, it would be great!


You've already been a great help to us. We've been very excited by the interest and participation and we've blogged about the first three months.


About the Tyrrell Collection


The Tyrrell Collection consists of 7903 glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Henry King (1855-1923) who had two of Sydney's principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection – an important record of city and country life - was bought by James R. Tyrrell in 1929 and sold in 1980 to Australian Consolidated Press who donated it to the Museum in 1985. Find out more about the Tyrrell Collection.


More Powerhouse images on Flickr


You might like to check out our other Flickr account where we have been loading images since November 2007. These images are contemporary photography shot by the Museum’s photographers for a variety of purposes and we would love you to comment on these too! They are also made available through our Photo of the Day blog.


Even more Powerhouse?


Find us at our website or on Facebook.


Other Powerhouse places to visit?


We also operate the Sydney Observatory in the Rocks and a visible storage facility in Castle Hill called the Powerhouse Discovery Centre.

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  • JoinedMarch 2008
  • OccupationMuseum
  • HometownSydney
  • Current citySydney
  • CountryAustralia
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The folks at the PHM are doing a great job making a rich vein of our fabulous photographic heritage available online, best wishes, Jack

July 20, 2008