Moving Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta ‘absolute madness’


Apr 21, 2017 17:58:43

Powerhouse Sydney

The Coalition betrothed in 2015 they would pierce a Powerhouse museum from Ultimo to Parramatta if re-elected. (Facebook: Powerhouse Museum)

Representatives of Sydney’s museum village contend offered and relocating a Powerhouse Museum from a CBD to a west will kill a informative precinct.

The New South Wales Government has been looking into relocating a iconic humanities and scholarship museum from a stream plcae in Ultimo to a banks of a Parramatta River.

But a Government altered a balance on a strange proposal, that was announced in 2015, and this week pronounced it was deliberation gripping “some Powerhouse participation during a stream site in Ultimo”.

But there was regard from a Powerhouse Museum Alliance that relocating or pity a museum’s collection would see a muster remove a allure.

“Museums aren’t trophies or selling trollies that can be picked adult and changed somewhere else,” pronounced Grace Cochrane from a alliance.

“Everybody in a museum universe realize it’s a foolish thought only to collect it adult and dump it only for a consequence of skill development.

“We definitely and totally conflict it and cruise it is comprehensive madness.”

Ms Cochrane pronounced a collection “won’t work” in a same approach if it is henceforth divided during vast distances.

You wouldn’t tighten a Louvre: Plibersek

Labor described a offer as a careless income grab.

“It’s insane to cruise that a city like Paris would tighten a Louvre to open a Pompidou Centre,” pronounced sovereign member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek.

History of a Powerhouse Museum

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum has a prolonged story during a Ultimo site, writes Mhairi McClymont

“Sydney residents are unequivocally uneasy meditative this building could be sole off to a top bidder and are not for putting a skyscraper on each block feet of accessible land.”

While western Sydney businesses have thrown their support behind a proposal, there are calls for Parramatta to settle a possess informative institution.

“Parramatta has some of a oldest colonial buildings, a singular immigration past and aboriginal story in New South Wales – a different village deserves a own,” pronounced Patricia Johnson from Save a Powerhouse, shaped by discontented internal residents.

The organisation pronounced a Powerhouse was a critical item in creation a city liveable and attracting tourists.

“It’s been intensely frustrating over a past dual years though a change to a Berejikilian Government, being some-more consultative, has done us carefully optimistic,” Ms Johnson said.

A business box is due to be expelled after in 2017 that a Government will cruise in a preference making.

Public conference on a offer was also announced this week and is due to open after this year.





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