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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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This ladder was made in 1977 by the Greek puppeteer and popular artist Abraam (Antonakos) in Melbourne for his performances at the Astor Theatre in Melbourne in 1977. It was a late impr ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Thirteen Cabin Baggage labels from the NV Stoomvaart Maatschappij, circa 1950s. They are part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Departm ...From: Port Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Horse brass depicting cross or fleur de lis. Decorative inner border and a crenate outer border. Type: cast border. Comments: item had the remains of two studs on back, possibly from th ...Images: 1
Horse brass depicting fire engine and firemen. Fire engine is constructed, apparently of a metal rivetted pressure tank, wheels and drawbar. There are two firemen operating a lever acti ...Images: 1
Information sheet issued by HM Australian Customs to passengers on the 'SS Orcades' in August 1960. The sheet outlines customs requirements once landing in Australia including: the need ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): knife This dagger was made in the 1960s by the Greek puppeteer and popular artist Abraam (Antonakos) in his Athens workshop, and used in performances in Greece dur ...From: Athens, Greece Images: 1
Warp beam from the countermarch floor loom. The Countermarch Floor Loom was made for Anna Apinis by fellow survivors of World War II, in Memmingen, a displaced persons camp in Germany w ...From: Memmingen, Germany Images: 1
One of pair of metal charcoal sticks, used to pick up charcoal pieces for heating water. It is part of a traditional Japanese 'hibati' tea-ceremony set, brought to Australia by Masumi H ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2