Archive organisers have announced that more than 1,000 pieces from the music icon's six-decade career, including film reels and unpublished lyrics, are now able to be viewed by scholars at the Gilcrease Museum’s Helmerich Center for American Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The opening comes a year after Dylan's 6,000 piece collection was acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa for an estimated figure of $20 million (£16 million).

However, the public will have to wait until approximately 2019 to get a glimpse of the artefacts, as part of the collection will then be housed in the Bob Dylan Center, which is due to open in downtown Tulsa's Brady Arts District.

The installation will share space in a building that houses a similar archive devoted to one of Dylan's major influences, Woody Guthrie.

On Wednesday (29Mar17) it was announced the Knockin' On Heaven's Door singer would finally accept his Nobel Prize in Stockholm this weekend (01-02Apr17). After the American singer failed to travel to pick up the award in October (16) the Academy said Dylan has now agreed to meet in private in the Swedish capital, where he is giving two concerts.