Grainger Museum Re-opens Sunday 17 October
The long-anticipated reopening of the Grainger Museum to the public will take place on Sunday 17 October at 1:00. Visitors can once again tour the rich and extensive collection that documents the life and times and interests of the remarkable Percy Grainger. The museum’s curators have put together a compelling new suite of exhibits that promise to fascinate and intrigue. The Grainger Museum reopens following a period of major works to preserve the historic building and upgrade its facilities for visitors, staff and the collection.
Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an internationally renowned Australian-American composer and pianist. His extraordinarily full life also included pioneering work as a folk music collector and arranger, educator, social and musical commentator, clothing designer, painter and Free Music inventor. He was a skilled linguist and became known, in addition to his musical accomplishments, for his forthright opinions on many subjects.
Percy Grainger preserved the evidence of his creative life – his archive, personal library and many of his possessions – in his Museum or ‘Past-hoard-house’ on the campus of the University of Melbourne, the city of his birth.
Details of the collections: http://www.grainger.unimelb.edu.au/collection/
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Museum hours from 17 October are: Open Tuesday to Friday 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Closed Monday and Saturday, public holidays and Christmas through January.
The University of Melbourne
Gate 13, Royal Parade
Melways reference: map 2B, ref. C6.
Public transport: catch the no. 19 tram along Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade and alight at stop 11.