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Cultural Diversity Collection
Image: Cambodian Figurine - Campanologist
Source: Museum Victoria
The Cultural Diversity Collection is a cross-collection of objects encompassing all of the History and Technology collections, both conceptually and practically, and considers cultural diversity in its broadest sense.
The only specific collections belonging to this wider collection are those not the current focus of other History and Technology collections. Some of the most important are gay and lesbian material, youth culture, ageing, homelessness, cultural affirmation and discrimination, sociology and social work, and volunteerism.
Cultural diversity encompasses all individual or community variations in our society, relating to self-definition and the definitions applied by others. It includes ethnicity, nationality, race, descent or ancestry, physical appearance and ability, language, age, health, location, political belief or activity, economic status, employment, industrial activity, gender and gender identity, sexual activity, marital status, religious belief or activity, ideologies and personal associations.
- Australian Children's Folklore Collection, regarded as one of the largest and most significant of its kind in the world.
- Psychiatric Services Collection, including more than 800 objects recording the history of pre-1950s psychiatric institutions in Victoria.
- Pentridge Prison collection, including 182 objects documenting the prison's structure and functions; and collections from several manufacturing organisations.
- Immigration and Artistic Practice Collection.
- Cambodian figurine collection.
- Italian Historical Society Collection.
- Cohen and Steinberg retail collections.
- Immigration documents.
- Postwar Hungarian community objects.
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Cabin Baggage label from the NV Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland, used November 1959. It was used by migrant Per Moi. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Mar ...From: Port Melbourne, Australia Images: 3
Monochrome photograph of several steam and sailing ships from the Australian Squadron of the British Navy moored at Hobson's Bay, Williamstown, taken by the studio of Nettleton & Arnest ...From: Williamstown, Australia Images: 1
Cabin baggage label used by Mr Jack Sharpe, on the ship S.S. Himalaya on the P&O Line circa 1950s. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an office ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 3
Baggage label used on the Sitmar Line circa 1950 in Tourist Class. It was used by a migrant with the surname Dewey. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margar ...From: Genoa, Italy Images: 3
Baggage Label used on the ship S.S. Southern Cross on the Shaw Savill Line circa 1955 by Mr Odd Larsen. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an o ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 5
Wooden spool "Atlas Superior Three Cord" from the countermarch floor loom, circa 1945. Which was constructed for Anna Apinis by fellow survivors of World War II in a displaced persons ...From: Memmingen, Germany Images: 1
Booklet issued to passengers on the M/V Fairsea of the Sitmar line, circa 1950s. It contains preliminary embarkation instructions and general information for passengers. It is part of ...From: Genoa, Italy Images: 12