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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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One of three copy photographs. Portrait of Nancy, David and Betty Murdoch, 1933. These images relate to three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Elizabeth (born 1922 ...Images: 1
One of three copy photographs. Portrait of the Murdoch and Long families, Eaglehawk, circa 1907. These images relate to three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Eliz ...Images: 1
One of three copy photographs. Portrait of Nancy, David and Betty Murdoch, circa 1929. These images relate to three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Elizabeth (bor ...Images: 1
View of MV Fairsea docked in Fremantle, October 1957. 12 black and white photographs and 30 black and white copy negatives depicting Barbara and John Woods migration to Australia as a ...Images: 1
Two male Australian athletes posing in uniform at the Olympic Village in Heidelbery during the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.The man on the right is holding an Olympic souvenir boomerang ...Images: 1
Colour photograph of group of basket woven items made by Giovanni D'Aprano at his home in Pascoe Vale South, prior to 1990. Giovanni (Gianni/John) Batista D?Aprano was born in Ventosa, ...Images: 1
Black and white photograph of the D'Aprano family taken in the family village of Ventosa in Italy, about 1937. Giovanni (John) D'Aprano is second from the right and examples of traditio ...Images: 1
Colour photograph of reeds growing at Giovanni D'Aprano's Nudgee property in Melbourne's outer east. Giovanni harvested the reeds for his basket weaving practice which he conducted at h ...Images: 1
Digital photograph of Bruno Ceresoli reading a letter from an unknown correspondent in his bedroom at 230 Palmerston Street, Carlton, a boarding house where he rented accommodation, in ...Images: 1
Digital photograph of Bruno Ceresoli [left] and his brother Ugo Ceresoli pictured alongside Ugo's Vauxhall Velox automobile in Palmerston Street Carlton where they rented accommodation. ...Images: 1