Victorian Bushfire Collecting Project
This project involves the active collection of stories, images and objects that document the immediate impact of the bushfires, the community response, aftermath and the process of recovery and renewal. This project also aims to document major bushfires that have occurred in Victoria’s past. The project involves partnerships with individuals, communities, government and organisations across Victoria.
Women on Farms Gathering
This is a community partnership between rural Victorian women and Museum Victoria. The partnership is building a collection that records and acknowledges the diversity of rural women’s experiences, documents the broader contemporary issues facing rural Victoria, and empowers rural women by their active participation in the process of collecting, interpreting and sharing their memories.
H V McKay & Sunshine Harvester
Research and collection development relating to the history of H V McKay and Sunshine Harvester is a case study in Australian innovation, workplace and community history. The project includes ongoing collection documentation, oral histories and image capturing of material for the Museum website.
Water Smart Home
This project aims to educate and inspire the community about how to live in an increasingly dry climate. An interactive exhibit and website present inspiring contemporary water saving stories from across Melbourne. The associated collection includes water related objects, images, interviews, educational material, and product publications.
Drought, Risk & Rural Endurance: Rethinking the Australian Climate
This project is based on interviews with Mallee farmers and others in the region about their experiences of drought and their perceptions of climate change. It explores the changes in perceptions of drought, from a periodic, unpredictable occurrence to an event that is shaped by fundamental issues such as rural environmental change, cultural survival, economic struggle and sustainable agriculture.