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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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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
Horse brass: Sun disc with 11 radiating rays surrounded by eleven perforations. Crescent border. Type: cast brass. The sun embodies the powers of creation and the source of life and li ...Images: 1
Poster 'Notice to Aliens' issued by the Department of Immigration, and printed by L.F Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra. It outlines the requirements regarding 'alien' ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 2
Blank form letter addressed to the Travellers' Aid Society, requesting overnight accommodation and meals for unspecified females. It requests that the account to be sent to Department o ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Horse brass: Thistle, the national emblem of Scotland. The thistle surrounded by two leaves. Decorative border shaped like a crescent. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. The thistle is ...Images: 1
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.27 March 1956, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 2
Monochrome photograph of the Law Courts (now the Supreme Court), Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, taken by the studio of Nettleton & Arnest, circa 1890. This photograph is part of a collect ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Baggage Label used on the Shaw Savill Line circa 1950s. The letter refers to alphabetical organisation of baggage by surname. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 3
Baggage label from the Huddart Parker Line, used circa 1950s. The letter refers to the alphabetical organisation of baggage by surname. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 3