[LINK] RIP Sandy Douglas

Martin Barry marty at supine.com
Mon May 3 18:55:06 AEST 2010

$quoted_author = "Pilcher, Fred" ;
> When I were a lad I used to love going into Sydney on the bus with my
> father to spend a few hours at the (then) Technological Museum in Harris
> Street, later the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and, more
> recently, something else whose name escapes me (undoubtedly reflecting
> its interactivity) because it's lost all the wonder that I felt as a
> small boy peering with quiet reverence into the ancient glass-topped
> wooden display cases full of fluorescent minerals and insects and
> stuffed animals and other wonderful things. "Interactive" wasn't in our
> vocabulary then.

Fred, it's still providing that same effect for recent generations. 

"The Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences,
presents exhibitions and programs based on the ideas and technologies that
have changed our world, and the stories of the people who inspire and create
them.  Our purpose is to enable visitors to discover and be inspired by
human ingenuity."


For Canberrians it's equivalent to Questacon http://www.questacon.edu.au/ 


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