‘To this end it is intended to collect together typical collections of all materials of economic value belonging to the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, from raw materials through the various stages of manufacture to the final product or finished article ready to use” – J. H Maiden, Museum’s Curator and Secretary, Annual report 1882 Explore over 500,000 objects from the Museum’s collection in our digital archive: https://bit.ly/3ifRwEc Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.