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Explore the Collections Online
Explore the Collections Online

Arts Centre Melbourne is home to two significant cultural collections: the Performing Arts Collection and the Art Collection.

These Collections are a showcase of Australia's greatest performers and artists - ranging from divas Kylie Minogue, Dame Nellie Melba and even Dame Edna Everage, to rock icons Nick Cave and AD/DC.

Delve into the wealth of online information about the Collections by following the subject links below, or immerse yourself in a random selection of online catalogue records here.

Explore the Performing Arts Collection by the key subject areas of Circus, Music, Theatre, Opera and Dance, or browse the Art Collection by medium. Advanced options on the Search Collections menu will help you to discover more detailed records.  The new My Collections feature allows you to select and save your favourite records for future reference, then email your list directly to the Research Centre.

Collections On Cue Mobile Tour
Use On Cue to immerse yourself in the Collections on display in the new Hamer Hall. Explore the displays at your own pace by taking our self-guided tour of the Public Art Collection and Performing Arts Collection using your mobile or tablet.
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Performing Arts Collection
The Performing Arts Collection is Australia's largest and most important collection of performing arts history and traditions. Browse the major collecting areas of Circus, Dance, Opera, Music and Theatre or discover some of the key objects types which span all of these collecting areas - including Designs and Photography and Programmes.
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Public Art Collection
Arts Centre Melbourne is home to a significant collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and textiles by many of Australia's most prominent artists. The Art Collection celebrates performing arts through the work of some of Australia's most significant visual artists.
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Exhibitions
From international rock legends AC/DC to Australia's first superstar Dame Nellie Melba, our exhibition program tells the stories behind our internationally acclaimed and iconic performers, whilst also exploring some lesser-known aspects of the performing arts.
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Virtual Galleries
Visit some of our mini-sites and web based galleries from previous exhibitions and collaborations.
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Quick Links
Discover recent acquisitions and read about current projects in Collections eNews, or find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
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