Wartime Innovation

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

– 31 January 2016


Various items from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney are currently offering intriguing insights into World War I and its impact on Australian society.

The “Wartime Innovation” exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, which runs until 31 January 2016, displays objects such as engines, weapons, X-ray equipment and a prosthetic arm. The exhibits date from wartime and all demonstrate the effects of World War I on innovations in science, technology and medicine, as well as its cultural impact on Australia as a developing country. Also on display are around 400 portraits of soldiers before the war, taken between 1915 and 1917 in Marrickville, New South Wales.


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