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.
Join us for one of our upcoming Jukebox Jewkbox events:
Documentary Screening – Amy
Sunday 2 June, 2.30pm
An intimate concert with Lior and Domini Forster
Sunday 23 June, 4.30pm
Film Screening – A Star is Born (1976)
Sunday 7 July, 2.30pm
Boychiks of Broadway
Thursday 22 August, 6.30pm
New Spin on Old Vinyl
Thursday 24 October, 6.30pm
Performance by Baby et Lulu
Sunday 17 November, 5.30pm
Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl is an exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems, in collaboration with the Jewish Museum Munich.