AC/DC Family Jewels Exhibition to visit Scotland
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery has confirmed that it will get a visit from the AC/DC exhibition in September 2011. The museum tweeted "Very exciting news! Look whats coming to Kelvingrove this September! #ACDC http://bit.ly/hzlTOj"
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is at Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, 0141 276 9599. Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org. Text Phone: 0141 276 9500, Fax: 0141 276 9540.
AC/DC Australia’s Family Jewels is developed and presented by the Arts Centre, Melbourne and the Western Australian Museum in association with AC/DC, Albert Music and Sony Music. It is the first and only fully endorsed exhibition to bring to life the history, creativity and power of one of the world’s greatest bands, and to link this history to the experience of their music.
The exhibition was inspired by the band’s own mantra – that they have only ever played ‘good, hard rock and roll’ – and by their extraordinarily productive work ethic that includes over 18 original albums and 60 substantial tours to every part of the world. We believe that AC/DC now commands a level of respect that is as unprecedented as it has been hard won; and AC/DC Australia’s Family Jewels pays due regard to this achievement.
This celebratory exhibition is packed with over 400 items, including photographs, instruments, over 35 years of gig posters from shows staged around the world, programmes and show tickets, letters and lyrics, personal memorabilia and costumes. The extremely rare costumes include one of Angus Young’s schoolboy outfits and the home sewn ‘Super Ang’ costume, complete with gold and red satin cape dating from 1975. Also on display are Bon Scott’s own Highway to Hell sweatshirt and his last leather jacket.
Interspersed throughout the exhibition are screens and projections showing over three hours of ‘live’ footage, video clips and interviews, all charting the history of AC/DC. Starting with the iconic clip of the band playing It’s a Long Way to the Top on the back of a flat bed truck while driving down Swanston Street, Melbourne in 1976, and ending with the ‘main stage’ screen showing footage from AC/DC’s iconic ‘Monsters of Rock’ shows at Castle Donington.
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Update: Feb 5 2011:18:01EST
@KelvingroveArt have tweeted: The news is out! We will be the ONLY European venue for the AC/DC exhibition!