Welcome to the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU)

  • The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) is a physical and digital collection of musical instruments, scores, field recordings, and diverse other musical materials acquired since the foundation of the University’s original Department of Music in 1965. 

    Originally intended to  document the activities of the Department, it soon expanded in the 1970s to become a repository of research materials collected by Music Department staff and graduate students, especially from Australia, South and South-East Asia, giving it a predominantly ethnomusicological character. 

    Since 1975, a part-time Archivist has been employed to manage the growing size and diversity of the Archive, which today includes materials from:

    Aboriginal Children  songs (2)Australia

    Including Aboriginal, Concert hall and Popular musical arts and the Richard Divall Early Australian Music Online Collection;

    06 DSC_0063 3Indonesia

    Contained within the Repository of the Indonesian Arts (RIA), including items collected by Margaret and Dris Kartomi and others from Central and East Java, Sunda, Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Nusa Tenggara and Papua;

    Anlo Ewe drumsAfrica

    Primarily instruments from Ghana;

    DSC_0255Europe

    Including some Early Music instruments and vinyl discs of concert hall music;

    Maghain Aboth Synagogue 1995 (11)Jewish Asia-Pacific

    Including Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Judeo-Babylonian music recorded in Singapore, Hongkong, Shanghai, Sydney and Melbourne; Holocaust-related music; and klezmer music;

    Wayang from 1918South, South-East and North-East Asia

    Including The Rajah Sir Sourindra Tagore Collection and the Louise Lightfoot Collection, and including items from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines (including the Manolete Mora Collection), Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea.

     

    At present MAMU is in the process of expanding its online presence through the development of a digital archive and catalogue, which will be made available to the public as a research and learning resource.

Latest News

  • For soprano and organ, 1844. “Teach Me Dearest Lord to Pray”.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA027ISBN 978-0-9925672-6-2 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-6-7      Joseph Gautrot is a ... Read more
  • The Unpublished Songs – Five. For voice and piano.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA026ISBN 978-0-9925672-5-5 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-5-0     Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly’s brief life ... Read more
  • The Unpublished Songs – Four. For voice and piano.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA025ISBN 978-0-9925672-4-8 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-4-3      Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly’s brief life uniquely ... Read more
  • The Unpublished Songs – Three. For voice and piano.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA024ISBN 978-0-9925672-3-1 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-3-6       Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly’s brief life ... Read more
  • The Unpublished Songs – Two. For voice and piano.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA023ISBN 978-0-9925672-2-4 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-2-9      Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly’s brief life ... Read more
  • The Unpublished Songs – One. For voice and piano.Edited by Richard DivallAustralian Music Series – MDA022ISBN 978-0-9925672-1-7 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-1-2     Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly’s brief life ... Read more