Delays to the reopening of the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo have sparked concerns that the NSW government intends to use health considerations linked to COVID-19 to prematurely close the institution to the public.
While the Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art are reopening their doors in June in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, the museum remains closed with no date yet set for its reopening.
The Herald sought clarification from Create NSW about the opening of the Powerhouse Museum and received the same response twice: “We are reviewing how each of our sites can operate under the latest NSW Health guidance for managing COVID-19. An announcement will be made shortly.”
Greens MP David Shoebridge said he feared the government was attempting to refuse the people of NSW the chance to farewell the Powerhouse Museum.