PHM being Destroyed not Saved: 2023 Call to Action

Decline, Failure and Irrelevance; now on exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum

Kylie Winkworth, 10 December, 2022 Decline, Failure and Irrelevance; now on exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum The latest MAAS annual report reveals a staggering decrease of 77.7% in visitor numbers over the period from 2019 to 2022.1 Just 168,741 visitors went to the Powerhouse Museum in 2021-22. These are not just the lowest visitor numbers … Continue reading Decline, Failure and Irrelevance; now on exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum

Forum: Unfinished Business: Important presentations following Select Committee Report, 2022

16 November, 2022 ‘Forum: Unfinished Business: the Select Committee Report of the Government’s Management of the Powerhouse Museum and other museum and cultural projects in NSW’ On 16 November, following eight years of campaigning with many others in trying to convince the NSW government to cease its destructive (and largely secret) plans for the future … Continue reading Forum: Unfinished Business: Important presentations following Select Committee Report, 2022

PHM Ultimo: Community Consultation Jan 2023- can we believe it?

24 – 26 January, 2023 Powerhouse Museum Ultimo: Community Consultation Sydney Morning Herald, 24, 25, 26 January 2023, and Daily Telegraph, January 26. The Powerhouse Museum published full-page advertisements on these days, saying of the ‘renewal of the Powerhouse’, that ‘the project has moved to its next stage in the planning process’. See advertisement here:  … Continue reading PHM Ultimo: Community Consultation Jan 2023- can we believe it?

Powerhouse reveals new horizons, new opening

Read Here, for version with photographs. SMH 12 Dec PHM plans https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/entrance-moved-as-new-powerhouse-ultimo-plans-revealed-20221209-p5c54d.html Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December, 2022 Entrance moved as new Powerhouse Ultimo plans revealed Powerhouse reveals new horizons, new opening (in print) By Linda Morris December 12, 2022 — 5.10am KEY POINTS – The entrance to Ultimo’s Powerhouse Museum will be moved as … Continue reading Powerhouse reveals new horizons, new opening

Public meeting: Significant papers celebrating PHM campaign anniversary, 2022

 2 November, 2022 ‘Successful public meeting to celebrate PHM campaign anniversary’ The Save the Powerhouse Museum community group reported by email and in Facebook, that ‘As many of you know, ‘Save the Powerhouse’ organised a public meeting last Friday (October 28) at the Ultimo Community Centre to ‘mark the 8th anniversary of the campaign to … Continue reading Public meeting: Significant papers celebrating PHM campaign anniversary, 2022

PHM announcement of winning architects

ULTIMO PARRAMATTA SYDNEY OBSERVATORY CASTLE HILL https://www.maas.museum/powerhouse-renewal/design-competition/?utm_source=tactical_announce_edm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ultimo_design_comp&utm_content=button POWERHOUSE ULTIMO RENEWAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED Powerhouse Ultimo is set to undergo a transformation that will celebrate the best of its past with innovative museum exhibition and educational spaces, following the announcement of the winning architectural design for its renewal. The concept designed by Australian team Architectus, … Continue reading PHM announcement of winning architects

Powerhouse Museum: Proposed staff restructures, 2023 and on…

Powerhouse Museum: Proposed staff restructures, 2023 and on… In December 2022, the Powerhouse Museum produced a number of documents drafting a proposed restructure of staff. Over time, many staffing areas (eg. Curatorial and Education) have been very much reduced in number, while senior management positions have increased (many of these identified as with contemporary art … Continue reading Powerhouse Museum: Proposed staff restructures, 2023 and on…

Powerhouse Museum Change Management Plan: PSA is in dispute

Powerhouse Museum Change Management Plan: PSA is in dispute Public Service Association, NSW 1, 8, 20 December, 2022 In an on-line Bulletin report, the Public Service Association of NSW updated its summaries of ongoing consultation with the Powerhouse Museum over the current Change Management Plan (CMP). For their Bulletin:  Read Here. For the Powerhouse Museum’s … Continue reading Powerhouse Museum Change Management Plan: PSA is in dispute

‘Past and present notes: an eight-year review’: Tom Lockley 2023

An eight-year review: summarised from published Bulletins  Tom Lockley: 3 January 2022 On November 24, 2014 Premier Baird announced that THE Powerhouse MUSEUM would be moved from Ultimo to Parramatta. This would be financed by the demolition of the Ultimo museum, and the sale of the site for ‘urban renewal’ with all leftover proceeds being … Continue reading ‘Past and present notes: an eight-year review’: Tom Lockley 2023