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Museum of Contemporary Art


The cosmopolitan city of Sydney is one of the most populous region of Australia. One of the important places in Sydney is the Central Business District which has a historical significance apart from being an important business destination. Urban Sydney can be segregated in to 300 suburbs and has 38 local government areas. It is one of the modern and prosperous cities and has the highest household income among the Australian cities. According to the 2006 census the population of Sydney is 4,119,190. Some of the major inhabitants of Sydney are the English, Irish, Scottish, Australian and Chinese. There are a lot of festivals in Sydney like the Sydney Festival and the Big Day Out. One of the important places to visit in Sydney is the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and is a must visit during Sydney Tours.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney specializes in portraying contemporary art from Australia as well as across the globe. It was earlier the Maritime Services Board Building and has an Art Deco-Style. The museum has a rich history. Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney was built to give wings to the vision of John Power who was one of the expatriate artists and who offered his fortune to the University of Sydney so that the Australians can be in a position to know about visual art. In November 1991 this great museum opened for the general public.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney is presently exhibiting the works of Julie Rrap who is one of the leading artists of Australia. There is a collection of video, photography, installations and sculptures practiced by the artist over a span of 25 years. There is also the works of other greats on display like Shahzia Sikander and Tim Hawkinson. Another important event is the display of the works of Callum Innes who is one of the famed Scottish artists.

Tours to Sydney are always memorable because of a number of tourist attractions and the presence of the Museum of Contemporary Art,Sydney makes it even more memorable. There are large open spaces in the museum which allows for a wide display of the works of contemporary geniuses and the old masters.

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