Collecting began in the late 1970s and two early major acquisitions were the J C Williamson Theatre Archive and the Dame Nellie Melba Collection. Today, the collection holds over 680,000 items, including major acquisitions from Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Barry Humphries, Bell Shakespeare, the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Australian Opera and The Australian Ballet.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Staff-in-charge: Collections Coordinator, Online and Research.
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
The Australian Performing Arts Collection focuses on performing arts including circus, theatre, opera, dance and music.
J C Williamson: Documents, programs, photographs, 1900-1980.
Barry Humphries: Documents, programs, photographs, artwork, 1960- present.