regional programs at the powerhouse
Maton Guitars

Curating Maton: Australia’s Guitar 
8 June 2021, 11-11.45am

FREE webinar, bookings essential 

Curator of the Powerhouse Museum’s Maton: Australia’s Guitar exhibition, and the forthcoming Microcars exhibition, Damian McDonald will talk about his experience in planning and curating exhibitions. He will share insights into how he identifies themes within collections and talk about the key elements of presenting cultural heritage in interesting and engaging ways.

Working with Indigenous Cultural Material
23 June 2021, 11-11.45am 
FREE webinar, bookings essential 

regional programs at the powerhouse

Join Powerhouse Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island collections project officer Tammi Butterworth who will raise your awareness of working with Indigenous cultural and intellectual property in museum collections. Tammi is a Murruwarri woman from Bourke, NSW. She is an academic in the field of performance theory and practice who also has worked remotely, regionally and internationally in the fields of contemporary Indigenous performance.

Curating Electric Keys 
28 July 2021, 11-11.45am
FREE webinar, bookings essential 

regional programs at the powerhousePowerhouse Museum curator Campbell Bickerstaff has worked on dozens of exhibitions over a 24-year career with the Museum. The latest he has curated is Electric Keys, opening 2 July 2021. Find out how Electric Keys came to life when, in late 2020, the Powerhouse acquired an important private collection of keyboards from the mid-1900s, the period prior to the rise of synthesisers.


Images: 1. Zan Wimberley 2. An ‘I support Aboriginal Land Rights’ badge, Australia, 1969-75. 3. Hohner Clavinet D6, developed by Ernst Zacharias for Hohner, Germany, 1967.


MAAS 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.