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Building the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

12 January 2022

In 1956 plans were unveiled to build a new outdoor concert venue in the heart of Melbourne. It would be influenced by the ambience of Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, and consist of two massive masts supporting a lightweight aluminium shell.

As part of our From the Vault video series, we're exploring the construction of the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl through items in our collection.

Watch the video above to see how architect Barry Patten brought Victoria's premier outdoor performance venue to life in 1959. 

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