The Moderns Exhibition: European Designers in Sydney

Museums, History
Moderns Sydney Living Museums
Image: Courtesy Epstein family. Mansfield house, designed by Dr Henry Epstein. Max Dupain, 1959. Max Dupain and Associates Archive: 3422, State Library of NSW.

Learn about modernism through forgotten émigré designers of the mid-20th century

In a comprehensive exhibition, the Museum of Sydney is showcasing the work of designers who emigrated to Australia in the 1920s and 1930s, bringing with them European ideas and diversity. These designers were involved in many industries including architecture and interior and furniture design. The exhibition aims to highlight Australia’s rich migration history and the achievements of designers who joined our community. The exhibition features photographs from the Max Dupain archive as well as original furniture and design pieces. The exhibition will highlight the heritage and legacy of Sydney’s émigré design community, introducing the public to lost influences that shaped the city.