The Grainger Museum - the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia - is home to a wonderful collection of art, photographs, costumes, music scores and instruments acquired by Percy Grainger, an icon of twentieth century Australian musical culture.
Geographical and cultural context
The Museum is on the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus in Melbourne, Victoria.
Mandates/Sources of authority
The Museum was established by Percy Grainger in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, with the University providing the site and ongoing management and Percy providing the building and some funding.
The Museum forms part of the Special Collections and Grainger Museum unit within University Services.
Records management and collecting policies
The Museum does not actively collect however, in rare circumstances, material may be purchased or received as donation.
The Museum faces Royal Parade, Parkville. There is an additional store in Brunswick and staff offices are at the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. Public access is only via the Museum on Royal Parade or via the Reading Room, level 3 of the Baillieu Library.
The archives are the collected papers of Percy Grainger. They relate both to Percy Grainger and were collected by him about others. There are also several smaller collections acquired later by the Museum and consistent with the Museum's objectives.
Finding aids, guides and publications