Perched on the shore of England’s largest lake, a “living museum” dedicated to the preservation of maritime craft and tradition articulates and stitches together the many narratives of its place.
China’s first comprehensive maritime museum, located ouside Tianjin, at once reflects contemporary globalism, the marine history of the local area and a profoundly Australian style of architecture rooted in landscape metaphors.
The New Museum for WA, a major addition to Perth Cultural Centre, has reached practical completion.
Moreau Kusunoki and Genton’s winning design for the planned Powerhouse museum in Parramatta will consist of structural steel lattices that will minimize the building’s weight and carbon footprint.
Fender Katsalidis has completed a subterranean expansion of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.
Carmody Groarke, the London architecture practice founded by Australian architect Kevin Carmody together with Andy Groarke, has designed a new museum in north-west England.
BKK Architects and exhibition designers Second Story have designed the first major renewal of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Smart Design Studio has been appointed to design the interiors of a science museum for the University of Melbourne.
The NSW government has announced $8.592 million in funding for the Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA)-designed art gallery at Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property.
Johnson Pilton Walker has proposed a floating white concrete box for a new museum which will house one of Australia’s largest collections of antiquities.
A proposed “interpretative facility” would combine the functions of a museum, park and events space amid a 60 hectare public reserve.
Andrew Broffman welcomed the NT government’s budget announcement that it would invest in three new museums, but cautioned that architects should be involved early on.
Construction has begun on a $32 million museum near Ningaloo Reef, designed by Site Architecture Studio.
Cox Rayner Architects imprints the tectonic force of the landscape into the walls of a Queensland outback museum.
A Museum of Brisbane exhibition assembles local artefacts and collected curiosities into an Alice-in-Wonderland voyage of discovery.
Kerstin Thompson Architects’ gallery at Monash University develops a very subtle exploration of spatial experience.
Penny Craswell discusses the “new” MCA, by Sam Marshall in partnership with the NSW Government Architect’s Office.
Lyon Housemuseum by Lyons won a National Commendation for Residential Architecture at the AIA’s 2010 National Architecture Awards.
Challenging the assumption that the home is a private entity, Lyons combines public museum and private house.
For some time now, the National Museum of Australia has generated delight and intrigue, controversy and consternation. At the time of its opening, John Macarthur explored questions of geometry and meaning (AA March/April 2001). Now, with the museum fully functioning and attracting over one million visitors in its first year, Catherin Bull considers the landscape and its possible futures, Naomi Stead explores the fit between museum and museology, and Steve Ashton reflects on the Acton Peninsula Alliance.