Curator Victoria Broackes on How to Exhibit Rock History on Neon Sunset
Revolutions: Records and Rebels is an exhibition at Melbourne Museum that explores the way youth culture and collective action shifted the landscape of the Western world across five revolutionary years: 1966 to ’70. Curator Victoria Broackes joins Neon Sunset to discuss the exhibition, which is on now. It features some of the most iconic items in music history. As Victoria says, ‘When John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s suit came out of the box I remember exactly where I was – it’s one of those moments.’ Revolutions: Records and Rebels shows the successors of multiculturalism, gay rights and women’s rights that came directly out of this period. Victoria comments on the energy of young people in the ’60s and the confidence they showed in shaping the world they wanted to live in.