Endowment funds are generally a “hard sell,” but the Powerhouse Museum has achieved early success with its 125th anniversary campaign. Melissa Smith takes up the story. Endowment funds are generally a “hard sell,” but the Powerhouse Museum has achieved early success with its 125th anniversary campaign. Melissa Smith takes up the story. The Powerhouse Museum, based in Sydney, is one of Australia’s largest and most popular museums. The quality of its collection and exhibitions are comparable to leading institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Smithsonian in Washington DC. However, unlike these institutions, the Powerhouse Museum only has approximately $100,000 a year in acquisition funds…

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