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Happy Christmas!

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by Kate C
Publish date
25 December 2010
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Christmas card for Auscare, 1996 'Catching a Star' - a Christmas card created by Thomas Le showing people plucking stars from the sky and hanging them on a Christmas tree. (SH 991104 1)
Image: Thomas Le
Source: Museum Victoria
 

This lovely card in our Migration Collection was created in 1996 by Thomas Le for humanitarian organisation Austcare, now ActionAid Australia. Mr Le fled Vietnam as a teenager, arriving in Australia in 1980, where he put himself through art training and established his career as an illustrator, artist and graphic designer. He donated this and other artworks to Austcare as a way of giving something back for his new life in Australia and helping others who are suffering.

Also on the topic of Christmas stars, the Planetarium's latest FAQ ponders the astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem and provides some good reading until our venues reopen on 26 December.

From all at Museum Victoria, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas!

Links:

Thomas Le's Christmas card on Collections Online

Origins: History of immigration from Vietnam

Christmas arrives at Melbourne Museum

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by Kate C
Publish date
1 December 2010
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Melbourne Museum foyer is decked out for the Christmas season! The tree went up this morning and a special case full of beautiful vintage Christmas decorations was installed yesterday. These are borrowed from the amazing collection of Rob and Lee-Ann Hamilton and include fragile glass baubles and a miniature tree made from dyed goose feathers.

Karen installing the Christmas display. Installing the Christmas display.
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Vintage glass owl decoration Vintage glass owl decoration on a miniature Christmas tree made from dyed goose feathers.
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The first of December is the day to start counting down to Christmas Day with an advent calendar. So we thought we’d make an online Museum Victoria advent calendar with random treats and prizes.

At 5pm each day until Christmas Eve, we’ll post a link to a Christmassy collection item through MV’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and ask a question. The first correct answer to the question will be in the running for museum goodies like badges, books, toys and tickets. Come and play!

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