Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4:30pm Fridays, 10am to 3:30pm Saturdays, all day Sundays, 10am to 4pm Sunday 14 April 2019 to Sunday 26 January Except Friday 19 April 2019, Saturday 20 April 2019, Sunday 21 April 2019, Monday 22 April 2019, Thursday 25 April 2019, Monday 10 June 2019 and Wednesday 25 December 2019
Since the invention of the gramophone and the record by Jewish inventor Emil Berliner, vinyl and shellac records became the sound carriers of global experiences of the 20th century.
Music has always been central to Jewish tradition and culture, from synagogue music and Yiddish theatre to Jewish folk music and Jewish punk artists who gained rebel status. In Australia, Jewish musicians have also made significant contributions to Australia’s musical life.
Visitors to Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl will be taken on a journey of the senses through tunes from cantorial to punk genres, and walls of hundreds of vibrant record covers, to unfold a surprising history of a universal language.
Whether you have a penchant to listen in to music the modern or old fashioned way, you can take some time to enjoy your favourite tracks.
Put a dime in the jukebox, or for some laid-back listening, grab some headphones and listen to some tunes from the albums on display.