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Seattle museum ready to salute AC/DC

‘AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels’ exhibits at the EMP Museum from April to September 2012 — bringing to life the history of one of the greatest rock bands.

SEATTLE – This week, exhibition crews from Australia’s Arts Centre Melbourne began installation of AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels at EMP Museum. EMP is the only venue in North America presenting the exhibition chronicling the career of AC/DC, one of the highest-grossing bands of all time.

Leather jacket worn by Bon Scott, 1979. Gift of Chick and Isa Scott, 1988. Performing Arts Collection, the Arts Centre. Photo by Rich Hobby.

AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels runs from April 28, 2012–September 29, 2012. Developed and presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Western Australian Museum in association with AC/DC, Albert Music, and Sony Music, this is the first and only fully endorsed exhibition to bring to life the history, creativity, and power of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. The exhibition will feature more than 400 artifacts including photos, instruments, 35 years of gig posters from shows staged around the world, letters, lyrics, and costumes, including an extremely rare Angus Young schoolboy outfit and his 1975 home sewn ‘Super Ang’ costume, complete with gold and red satin cape.

EMP members will have the first opportunity to see the exhibition Friday, April 27 from 10am – 5pm and on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00am – noon. The exhibition will open to the public at EMP Museum on April 28 at noon.


EMP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in music, science fiction, and popular culture. EMP combines interpretative, interactive exhibitions with state-of-the-art technologies, and educational programming to offer visitors of all ages a first-hand, multi-dimensional experience of the creative and artistic process.

EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set against the backdrop of the Seattle Center.

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Winter Hours: Through May 24, 2012, 10:00am–5:00pm
Summer Hours: May 25, 2012 through September 3, 2012, 10:00am-7:00pm

Angus Young’s SG custom model electric guitar, Gibson USA, 1992, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Photo by Rich Hobby.

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