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The team here at Collections are always discovering new and interesting insights into the Performing Arts. We think our blog is be a great way to share them with you. Or why not join in the conversation about on Twitter.

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Clifford Hocking: An Australian Impresario
In 2013, Ian Roberts, with David Vigo contacted and interviewed many of Clifford’s former artists, colleagues and friends to add their impressions and memories of Clifford to the collection and to offer their insights to his career and its impact on Australia’s arts and entertainment industry.
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Donation Guidelines
Arts Centre Melbourne is very grateful to those who offer gifts of cultural material to our Performing Arts Collection. We are obliged to make sure that every acquisition is in line with our Collection Policy, and that we have the resources to properly care for and store each item. As a result, it is not always possible for us to accept donations of objects.
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Policy & Guidelines for Borrowing Material from the Collections
Collection items from the Performing Arts Collection and the Public Art Collection are available for professional cultural institutions to borrow under strict conditions. These guidelines are designed to assist potential borrowers with the process required for a successful loan outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to some frequently asked question regarding valuations and donations of theatre memorabilia, and how you can help support the Collections.
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Collections eNews
Read the latest news from the Collections, Research & Exhibitions team at the Arts Centre.
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What's available online?
Explore the Arts Centre's Collections online using this new site to browse collection level narratives which may include biographies or company histories, catalogue records and images from our collection management database.
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External Links
The Arts Centre's Collections operate within a network of other performing arts centres, museums, galleries, libraries, publishers and individuals. We are a founding member of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) of Museums Australia.
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