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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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Black and white image of Lorna and Mavis McDonald wearing traditional Scottish Highland dancing costumes, circa 1917. Both of the complete costumes are held in the Museum Victoria coll ...Images: 1
One of two negatives taken by Laurie Richards Studio for Mocopan Pty Ltd during a trade fair at the St Kilda Town Hall. The images are part of the Laurie Richards Collection of negative ...Images: 1
View of Carter's Railway Hotel and other buildings, Castlemaine, Victoria, 12 April 1898. Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas ...From: Castlemaine, Australia Images: 1
This digital image is a copy of an original owned by the Vale Family. The original was taken at Allan Studio in Smith Street c.1890. It features Trissie (Beatrice), Faith, May, Grace an ...From: Collingwood, Australia Images: 1
A homeless man resting on the seats by St Paul's Cathedral. This photograph shows a homeless man resting on the seats by St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s. According to the ...
Black and white 5" x 4" negative showing Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on 24 December 1975. A female singer and three male guitarists are playing on s ...
Homeless man sleeping on the old tram-line on Batman Avenue, Melbourne. This photograph shows a homeless man sleeping on the old tram shelter on Batman Avenue in Melbourne in the 1990s ...
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Costerfield, Australia Images: 1
This image of five indigenous children standing on a small bridge was taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria scientific expedition to the Furneaux Group of i ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2