Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU)

Welcome to the Music Archive of Monash University

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

MAMU Archives

The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) houses an invaluable collection of rare treasures from around the world: from art objects to musical instruments, from recorded performances to martial arts. To facilitate access to the expansive range of material held at MAMU, the Archive has been categorised into six large repositories, three special collections and a dedicated section for digital publications available online.

News

Music Archive of Monash University gifted a traditional Lao Khaen

Music Archive of Monash University gifted a traditional Lao Khaen

The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) welcomed an exciting new addition to its collection last week, when the Monash Arts faculty was gifted with a traditional Lao mouth organ, known as a Khaen.

Short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands screens at Paris film festival

Short film on the music of  Indonesia’s Riau Islands screens at Paris film festival

Monash Indonesianist, and theatre and music scholar, Dr Karen Thomas and film editor Salvatore Rossano’s short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands featured at the 2018 Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France earlier this month. The film was screened by an audience of around 120, with a Q and A session and critical discussion of the film following.

A rare acquisition for Monash’s music archive believed to be world-first outside of Indonesia

The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has received a new set of Indonesian musical instruments, believed to be the first in the world outside Indonesia, bought from Professor Margaret Kartomi‘s latest ARC Discovery grant.

Margaret Kartomi wins Australia Indonesia Research award

Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Professor Margaret Kartomi has won the prestigious research award by the Australia Indonesia Association (AIA), recognising Professor Kartomi’s almost 50 years of outstanding service to Australian Indonesian relations.

Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo Indonesia

Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo Indonesia

On Thursday 8 February, Monash University hosted “Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo in Java's Dieng Plateau: Interdisciplinary Insights around the Bundegan, a Duck-herd's Zither”, a one-day international symposium, exhibition of rare Indonesian musical instruments, and concert of music and dance.

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