Grainger Museum

Percy Aldridge Grainger was an internationally renowned Australian concert pianist and composer. The evidence of his creative life: his archive, personal library and many of his possessions, are preserved in this unique and autobiographical museum at the University of Melbourne.

Address: 
The University of Melbourne, Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC
Tel: 
0383445270
Hours: 
Monday 10.00am - 12.30pm; Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Research by appointment only
Admission: 
Free. $5.50 per person for education programs
Facilities: 
Research facilities, Education and public programs, Membership to the Friends of the Grainger Museum', Information brochure, Sales, toilet for the disabled.
Collection: 
The Grainger Collection is an internationally significant Australian archive and object based collection. It includes: 50,000 items of correspondence, 15,000 photographs, published and original manuscripts, music and archives relating to other Australian composer, musical instrument collection, Fine art collection and sound archive.
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Items

Musical instruments

Kangaroo Pouch Tone Tool

Creator:
Percy Grainger-Burnett Cross experimental instrument
Description:
Used for playing Grainger's free music.
Date:
1952
Item Id Number:
IG 5/1:1

Oil painting

Portrait of Percy Grainger circa 1903

Creator:
Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny
Description:
Oil on canvas, signed lower right "CW Bunny", 99.2cm by 83.6cm.
Date:
1903
Item Id Number:
VA1/4:1

Photograph

Dame Nellie Melba

Creator:
Reuthinger, Paris
Description:
Full length, standing portrait in a long ornately beaded gown.
Date:
1894

Music

The Warriors (Music to an Imaginary Ballet)

Creator:
Percy Grainger
Description:
For large orchestra and three pianos. Published by Schott's Sohne, Mainz circa 1926.
Date:
1913-1916
Item Id Number:
MG1/99-1

Clothing

Day Gown (2 pieces)

Creator:
Label: Gabrielle Chanel - Paris
Description:
Black silk satin jacket and skirt with sleeveless bodice.
Date:
1920
Item Id Number:
ACC.NO. 90