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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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Paper Bushells China Tea advertisement cut out of The Australian Women's Weekly, 7 January 1950. The advertisement appears on page 48 and has an image of a Chinese woman, which is styli ...Images: 2
Paper page advertisement cut of out the supplement to The Argus, 7 October 1950. The Advertisement is on the back of page 31, and depicts a woman pouring hot water into a cup and a bott ...Images: 2
Round sticker featuring central blue circle with white lines radiating out from it. Given at the Midsumma Carnival to indicate that the wearer had made a donation on entry. Collected ...Images: 1
How To Vote card for the referendums held on Saturday 27 May 1967, issued by the NO More Politicians Committee and authorised by Senator V.C. Gair and Senator R.C. Wright. The first re ...Images: 1
Printed booklet titled, 'Referendums to be held on Saturday, 27 May, 1967, on the proposed laws for the alteration of the Constitution entitled Constitution alteration (Parliament) 1967 ...Images: 2
Theatre programme for 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' shown at Tivoli Theatre in Melbourne. This musical was performed in Melbourne on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and holidays ...Images: 8
Sticker with the Estonian coat of arms, using the national colours of Estonia as the background for the shield instead of the traditional gold. It was made by Talis Lundbergs circa 1987 ...Images: 2
Order of Service for the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, dated 1903. On 12 September 1841 the first organized Jewish congregation in Melbourne was established. In April 1844 they obtaine ...Images: 1
Order of Service for the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, dated 1924-1925. On 12 September 1841 the first organized Jewish congregation in Melbourne was established. In April 1844 they ob ...Images: 1
Order of Service for the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, dated 1927-1928. On 12 September 1841 the first organized Jewish congregation in Melbourne was established. In April 1844 they ob ...Images: 1