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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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Number 7 in a series of early 20th century narrative lantern slides. This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Austr ...Images: 1
Number 8 in a series of early 20th century narrative lantern slides. This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Austr ...Images: 1
Hard cover report of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1885-1886, London. Published by the Royal Commission for Victoria and printed by Robert S. Brain, Government Printer, Melbourne, ...Images: 1
Blue and white circular badge inscribed 'Let's talk about LIVING TOGETHER'. The badge dates from a time when co-habitation before marriage (and by gay/lesbian couples) was a socially-co ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Pillow Case White embroidered pillow sham, made circa 1915-1917, as part of a trousseau embroidered for Domenica Sammut of Valetta, Malta.The trousseau was embroid ...Images: 1
Slide showing the weaving workshop in Liepaja, Latvia where Anna Apinis originally completed her weaving studies in 1933. Anna was born in 1913 in Latvia. She attended weaving lessons ...Images: 1
Image showing the Countermarch floor loom threaded up. Anna was born in 1913 in Latvia. She attended weaving lessons in Liepaja in Latvia from 1930 to 1933 and spent hours at the nearby ...Images: 1
Decal sticker with the slogan 'Australian and Proud of It', made in 2009. It is intended for use on a vehicle to show the owner's pride in their Australian national identity. The use o ...Images: 1
White paper leaflet published for a public appeal to help pay the debt incurred for the building and maintenance of the Northcote Aboriginal Girls Hostel, now the Lady Gladys Nicholls H ...Images: 3
Leaflet containing instructions on how to throw a boomerang, a brief description of the boomerang and at the back a reminder of Bill Onus' business Aboriginal Enterprises which in the ...Images: 3