A transformative investment into one of Australia’s most revered and loved museums, Powerhouse Ultimo.
The renewal will see Powerhouse Ultimo focus on design and fashion, presenting exhibitions that feature the museum’s significant collections, international exclusive exhibitions and programs that support the design and fashion industries.
The expansion will deliver renewed and expanded exhibition and public space, connecting the Powerhouse Museum to the City by re-orienting the Museum to the Goods Line and connecting to adjacent precincts.
A significant investment in the development of a creative industries precinct will deliver subsidised studio and workspaces at Ultimo for creative industries, delivering a thriving active precinct that is an active contributor to the growing night-time economy.
Planning for a design competition led by Create Infrastructure and the Powerhouse Museum will now commence. The Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo remains open. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates and read more in the media release.
The Powerhouse is undertaking significant renewal through the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo, the creation of Powerhouse Parramatta, expansion of Museums Discovery Centre and the digitisation of Powerhouse Collections.