Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early Twentieth Century

Museums, History Grainger Museum , Parkville Until Thursday August 31 2017
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Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the  Early Twentieth Century
Photograph: Peter Casamento

Guitar lovers unite

This new exhibition explores the evolution of guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles from the 1890s to the 1940s. Fretted instruments became popular during this time right across the world, from Spanish 12-string classical guitars to Hawaiian ukuleles.

More than 27 different instruments are on display including fretted pieces from Gibson, Epiphone and Maton. The exhibition resides in the University of Melbourne's Grainger Museum, the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia, celebrating the life and work of Percy Grainger.

The exhibition is a special collaboration between the Grainger Museum and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is curated by Associate Professor Michael Christofioridis and Dr Ken Murray of the Conservatorium. 

By: Time Out Promotions

Venue name: Grainger Museum
Contact:
Address: Gate 13, Royal Parade
University of Melbourne, Parkville
3052
Opening hours: Sun-Fri noon-4pm
Price: Free
Event website: http://grainger.unimelb.edu.au/
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      Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early Twentieth Century

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      Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early Twentieth Century

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      Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early Twentieth Century

    • Free

      Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early Twentieth Century

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