• Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
  • Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
  • Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
  • Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl

Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl

15 April 2019 - January 2020


Come on a musical journey featuring the records and iconic music that changed lives and the technology that made it happen. Discover the rich history of Jewish contributions to music in Australia and abroad.

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.

Click here for details on the exhibition catalogue or here to view and purchase the Jukebox Jewkbox! exhibition coasters.

 

Join us for one of our upcoming Jukebox Jewkbox events:

New Spin on Old Vinyl WITH GEIST STRING QUARTET FEATURING ILYA ISAKOVICH (ACO)

Thursday 24 October, 6.30pm
Tickets $10

Book for 24 October

Jewish Pop That Changed the World

Sunday 27 October, 3.30pm
Tickets $12

Book for 27 October

Performance by Baby et Lulu

Sunday 17 November, 5.30pm
Tickets $30

Book for 17 November

 

Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl is an exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems, in collaboration with the Jewish Museum Munich.