According to BBC News, the AC/DC exhibition “AC/DC Scotland’s Family Jewels”opened this weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. Set to run until February next year, it gives enthusiasts a chance to view more 400 items, including photographs, instruments, over 35 years of gig posters from shows staged around the world, programs and show tickets, letters and lyrics, personal memorabilia and costumes.
“There’s so many connections with Glasgow and Scotland and when I was putting the exhibition together in Australia I kept finding material about it,” says curator Tim Fisher.
“One of my bits of research was to go see AC/DC at Hampden Park a couple of years ago, and when I was here I came to see the people at Kelvingrove and that’s how it all came about.”
“We know there is a huge audience for this kind of exhibition.
“Over 60% of those who came to the show during the Australian tour hadn’t been to the museum for the last five years and that’s like the Holy Grail for museums.
“They want to try and attract new audiences.
“What I am hoping for this show is that people are interested in all the material I have collected together, and the kind of cultural bit of it, but the main thing is the music. They have got to have a great rock and roll experience.”
Kelvingrove is the only scheduled European location on the exhibition’s world tour, which has been presented previously by the Arts Centre, Melbourne, and the Western Australian Museum in Perth. The exhibition will next move to The Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington.
(Thanks: Carl Alvarez)