Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the Mint
Guests heard from leading Scottish music experts Dr David McGuinness and Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, in conversation with Dr Matthew Stephens. The fascinating talk highlighted SLM’s unique collection of Scottish sheet music, the importance of playing and interpreting the music, and how this music helps SLM create a strong understanding of place and people in history.
Guests were also able to view a selection of rare Scottish sheet music, first hand thanks to Megan Martin, Head of Collections and Access, as well as hear about the importance of the sheet music collection which includes:
• Publications dating from the late 18th century
• Australia’s earliest surviving settler composition
• Australia’s earliest known collection of sheet music bound in Sydney (c1840)
• Previously unknown surviving examples of Australian and British Compositions
The event is part of an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise 400k for the Sound Heritage project, to conserve, document, digitise and interpret our historical sheet music collection for local, national and international audiences.
Hyde Park Barracks
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