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Australian Jazz Museum

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The Australian Jazz Museum (formerly the Victorian Jazz Archive Inc.) was formed in 1996 for the express purpose of preserving all forms of Australian Jazz Music, and is recognised as part of the National Distributed Collection of audio visual material by the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. Our motto is "to Proactively Collect, Archive and Disseminate Australian Jazz". The prime focus of the Museum is to identify, collect, document, and exhibit all types of Australian jazz recordings, musical instruments, videos, photographs, publications, and historical memorabillia. Part of the Museum's Charter is to provide access to all its material to the public, music students and researchers.

Our Collection

The Australian Jazz Museum (formerly the Victorian Jazz Archive) is custodian of one of the most extensive collections of Australian Jazz in the world accessible to the public. The Museum's collection ranges through sound recordings, posters, photographs, publications, instruments and memorabilia from the 1920s to the present day.

The most comprehensive publicly accessible Australian Jazz collection in Australia. A collection of worldwide significance.

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