Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s guitar, record collection and some of her most recognisable outfits will go on display in Melbourne, in an exhibition from London.

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait (1983-2011) was curated by the Jewish Museum London with help from Amy’s brother, Alex, and her sister-in-law, Riva, and will be on display at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.

The exhibition, launched in London in 2013, features personal items from the late singer’s collection including her guitar, records and outfits. Access was given to her belongings by her family.

Speaking to the Guardian in 2013, the curator Elizabeth Selby said a big part of the collection’s resonance came down to the family’s involvement, with each caption written by her brother.

“They really help to bring the exhibition together,” Selby said. “You get a sense of a very strong brother and sister relationship that’s very typical – it is very affectionate but also perhaps they sometimes didn’t get on.”

The exhibition has travelled to San Francisco, Vienna, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam and, in October, the Jewish Museum will be the only place in Australia to host the exhibition.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning almost six years ago at age 27. She won five Grammy awards for her album Back to Black, which was released in 2006 and sold more than 12m copies.

• Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait (1983-2011) runs from 22 October 2017 at the Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne