We began AMMP, the Australian Music Museum Project, to help the campaign for a modern music museum in a country that has never had one. Thanks to everyone who signed petitions or used social media to support a museum space. Melbourne is on her way.
In a partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and ARIA, The Australian Music Vault will celebrate the past and present of our music, while memorabilia and digital content will celebrate past ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees.
Image: The Australian Music Vault.
Beyond the idea of music museums, AMMP is an online space for rusty punk-era badges, treasured bass guitars, Radio Birdman walking tours and more. Find out what’s in Little Pattie’s old fan scrapbooks. Retrace the steps of Melbourne psychedelia at The Thumping Tum – or uncover Grant McLennan’s library. Find out why a Go-Betweens box set is nearly $4000 these days – and what happened to The Saints’ old mixing desk.
Exclusive content, like a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Amphlett Lane in Melbourne by artist Peter Gouldthorpe is part of what AMMP is all about. We also track Australian exhibitions, from libraries to art galleries, which celebrate our past. Want to know where to find a portrait of Michael Hutchence? Start here.
AMMP is about protecting Australian rock. The threatened music venues – particularly the pubs and theatres. It is also about uncovering all the buried Australian rock treasure from the past.
If you want to send in a photograph, make a suggestion, offer a story – then Welcome to Wherever You Are. We welcome your help.
Find Out More About the Australian Music Museum Project.