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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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Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.60 January 1959, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in th ...
Sun disc with scalloped edges and a small central hemisphere. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. The sun embodies the powers of creation and the source of life and light, and represent ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): bill poster This is a copy of a poster used between the 1920s-1950s to advertise a performance in Athens of the centuries-old Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre (Karaghio ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.61 February 1959, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in t ...
This is a white obi with a silver threaded snowflake design. Made in the 1960s, it was worn by Masumi Hiraga Jackson for Noh Theatre dancing with the purple kimono [purple kimono made b ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Original box which houses two black Japanese 'Urushi' lacquerware trays purchased by Kino Hiraga when she was married in Japan 1918 and given by her to her daughter Masumi Hiraga Jackso ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 3
Essex County Council Driver's Licence issued to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin of 22 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, London on 4 March 1927. It is vaild until 3 March 1928. Archibald Gordon Maclau ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
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Monochrome photograph of the Australian Club, William Street, Melbourne, taken by the studio of Nettleton & Arnest circa 1890. This photograph is part of a collection of 47 photograph ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.67 August 1959, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the ...