Performing Arts Collection

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The Performing Arts Collection at Arts Centre Melbourne is the largest specialist performing arts collection in Australia, with over 600,000 items relating to the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre in Australia and of Australian performers overseas.


The Performing Arts Collection was established as the Performing Arts Museum in 1979.

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The Performing Arts Collection holds frequent exhibitions in its galleries (Gallery 1, Gallery 2, St Kilda Road Foyer Gallery and Smorgon Family Plaza). Exhibitions subjects have included AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, Peter Allen, and Nick Cave and have toured nationally and internationally.


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