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Tweed Regional Museum | Curators Take Muriel Fans Behind the Scenes

Image: Muriel’s wedding dress, on loan from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, is a centrepiece of the Tweed on Film exhibition.
 
 
The wedding dress at centre stage of Tweed Regional Museum‘s Tweed on Film exhibition will share the spotlight with a selection of original Muriel’s Wedding costumes, props and other artefacts, during a National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) public talk on Saturday 15 July.
 
Curator Jennifer Coombes will present a free public talk about the Muriel’s Wedding items preserved by the NFSA, at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah at 11am.
 
The NFSA holds more than 2.4 million works, including films, and television and radio programs. It encompasses documents and artefacts such as photographs, posters, publicity items, scripts, costumes, props and memorabilia. Collection highlights from Muriel’s Wedding – as well as other iconic films such as Priscilla, Picnic at Hanging Rock or Storm Boy – are also available for viewing as online exhibitions at www.nfsa.gov.au/collection.
 
“The NFSA collection provides a unique record of the history behind the making of this iconic film,” Museum Director Judy Kean said.
 
“As well as costumes, documents and other artefacts, it also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes stories and interviews.
 
“Jennifer’s knowledge of the collection and the stories it tells will be fascinating.”
 
Ms Kean said it was hard to believe this year marked 23 years since the release of Muriel’s Wedding.
 
“Muriel is back in the spotlight thanks to the Sydney Theatre Company’s forthcoming Muriel The Musical, currently in rehearsal and opening in November.”
 
Tweed Regional Museum Curator Erika Taylor will also speak at Meet the Curators, reflecting on the process of putting together the Tweed on Film exhibition – and share some of the stories behind the stories.
 
Tweed on Film is on exhibition at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah until 25 November.
 
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.
 
For further details about the exhibition and associated events, visit museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 6670 2493.