Celebration through music
To mark its 20th birthday the Museum has commissioned renowned classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan to compose 20 short pieces of music inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection.
This composition will be entitled The Australia Suite and will be performed for the first time at a concert to celebrate the Museum’s birthday at the National Museum in Canberra.
Music transcends language, borders and time. It is a common thread through the world’s histories. The Museum will share The Australia Suite with audiences across the nation through live performances, online concerts and panel discussions with the Grigoryan Brothers.
Your donation will:
- Support the costs of the composition.
- Enable live performances of The Australia Suite to be held at the Museum in Canberra and then in regional centres around the country.
- Support recordings by the ABC to be distributed and shared with audiences online here in Australia and beyond.
- Support discussion panels with the Grigoryan Brothers, exploring the music and the inspiration behind it.
We would like to thank and acknowledge our donors to The Australia Suite Appeal, including those who would like to remain anonymous.
Donors $20,000+: Ulrike Klein AO
Donors $1,000–$9,999: Professor Andrea Hull AO, Marjorie Lindenmayer, Helen Todd
Donors $50–$999: Daryl Blaxland, Alex and Linda Church, Anne Fletcher, Elizabeth Storrs, Frank Van Der Korput, Diane Wright, Dr Geoffrey Burkhardt, William Forster, Terence and Valerie Hull, Patricia Kneebone, Robin and Joanna McLachlan, Betty Meehan, Hilary Rowell, Margaret Smythe, Robin and Mary-Ann Anderson, Catherine Crompton and Tony Henshaw, Elizabeth Grant AM, Dr Peter Ingle and Rosemary Ingle, Wendy Smith, Linda Wake, Helen Cosgrove, Jennifer Rowland, Helene Stead, Dr Marion Amies
Donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged in The Museum magazine and on this website. Donors can choose to remain anonymous.
Explore our other appeals
Donations to this appeal enable transport and curatorial support for this exhibition as it travels across Australia.
Donations to this Fellowship Program helps support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural leaders of the future.