Paul's handwritten lyrics for Yesterday will join an ensemble of priceless objects for the Australian National Library's Treasures free exhibition which opens on December 7. The National Library has begged, borrowed, charmed and cajoled 160 of the most priceless objects held by libraries around the
world for this new exhibition. Sir Paul's lyrics will be exhibited along with extraordinary treasures such as a Dead Sea scrool of the Ten Commandments, Albert Einstein's original E=mc2 manuscript, Alexander Graham Bell's early drawings for the telephone, the Requiem composition Mozart was working on when he died, and JRR Tolkien's original blue and green watercolour illustration for his first book cover. Very few of these artefacts have been seen together and they will not travel on to other venues because of their frailty and value, totalling hundreds of millions of dollars. The exhibit will close on February 24, 2002.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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