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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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Horse brass depicting a bicycle without pedals, also known as a hobby horse. Round border. Type: cast brass. Comments: item has the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casti ...Images: 1
Article from the property section of the Herald, about the new Commonwealth Centre buildings on corner of Spring and La Trobe Streets. Margaret Wood stated the the Department of Immigra ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Wonthaggi township developed during the early 20th century as a service town to house workers from the State Coal, which opened in 1910 to supply black coal to the Victorian Railways. I ...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: 3
Unused form for listing Italian assisted passages for nomination. Upon completion it would have been sent to the Australian Embassy in Rome. It is part of a collection of migration mate ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Set of three traditional Latvian brooches made by Mr Grins, in 1945, in Esslingen, Germany. Esslingen was the largest Latvian Displaced Persons camp, with over 6,000 Latvians living the ...From: Esslingen, Germany Images: 3
Bracket 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 wit ...From: Memmingen, Germany Images: 1
Application for a United Kingdom Passport, with four pages including two inserts of accompanying further instructions. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Marg ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4
Alternative Name(s): Straw Hat Wide brimmed conical-shaped hat, made from cane and other vegetable matter. This hat, together with the related basket (SH 90.659) and Chinese field coat ...Images: 3