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The Rolling Stones unlock private archive for the first time in history

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Over the past 50 years, The Rolling Stones have remained one of the most iconic rock bands in history.

And now, for the first time, the band’s unlocked its private archive for a new museum showcase, Exhibitionism.

The exhibit features over 500 items with decades of the band’s iconic fashion, vintage instruments and original artworks, but will also allow the public to interact with sound mixing desks and a recording studio.

Some of the band’s iconic artworks featured at Exhibitionism

Exhibitionism has already drawn crowds of over 500,000 internationally and is making only one Australian stop in Sydney.

Consultant Tony Cochrane helped The Rolling Stones put it all together.

He tells John Stanely fashion was one of the big tickets items.

“When we started out we had thousands of thousands of thousands of items and we had to narrow it down to 500.

“They probably had somewhere between 5500, heading towards 7000 costumes of their stage career.”

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Tony also says most people underestimate the size of the exhibit and suggests allowing three to four hours.

“The most common complaint about it… has been ‘Look, I didn’t allow enough time’.

“It really is an immersive experience.”

Exhibitionism will run at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) Saturday 17 November 2018 to 3 February 2019.
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