It was opened in 1991 and is located in the center of Sydney, in the office district. It is the only museum in Australia dedicated to contemporary art and houses pieces by both Australian artists and around the world. Inside we find several collections: the J W Power Collection is the largest and is the one that gave rise to the museum. John Power had left his personal collection at the University of Sydney to use it for his students. Later, the Museum of Contemporary Art was created from his collection.