From Woodstock to Vietnam protests: revolution comes to Melbourne Museum

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‘Astonishing change can happen,’ says the curator of the V&A’s Revolutions: Records and Rebels

Short of travelling first class, John Lennon’s suit – as worn on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – gets the VIP treatment on long-haul flights.

In preparation for the journey from London to Melbourne it was carefully dressed onto a mannequin – the fewer times you can dress a garment, the better – and tightly packed into a specialised case for minimum movement, then crated and air-freighted.

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