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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 partially completed puppet was made around the 1960s by the Greek puppeteer and popular artist Abraam (Antonakos) in his Athens workshop. This and most of the puppets in the collec ...From: Athens, Greece Images: 4
Horse brass depicting a pheasant standing. Kidney shaped inner border and a crenate outer border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.Images: 1
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.54 July 1958, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the D ...
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.55 August 1958, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the ...
Horse brass: Wheel with key shaped perforations between the spokes. Crenate edge. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. "The wheel partakes of the perfection suggested by the circle, but ...Images: 1
This partially completed puppet was made around the 1960s by the Greek puppeteer and popular artist Abraam (Antonakos) in his Athens workshop. This and most of the puppets in the collec ...From: Athens, Greece Images: 2
John Dunmore Lang, D.D., The Australian Emigrant's Manual; or a Guide to the Gold Colonies of New South Wales and Port Phillip. Published by Patridge and Oakley, Paternoster Road, Londo ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 7
This piece of puppet material was made in 1980 by Dimitri Katsoulis at his home in Port Melbourne. Dimitri Katsoulis migrated to Australia in 1974 to escape a regime that repressed Gree ...Images: 5
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.58 November 1958, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in t ...