The history of rock and pop, however, forms the core of the collection with photographs and costumes providing a potent reminder of live performances. Popular music from the 1970s to today is well represented through posters, photographs and costumes donated by performers of the day.
Although our focus is on the documentation of popular music, Australia's classical music heritage, both historical and contemporary, is well documented by a large collection of programmes and photographs including the Bonnie McCallum Collection which features visiting international performers from the 1930s to the 1960s such as soprano Lotte Lehmann, pianist Claudio Arrau and violinist Isaac Stern.
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