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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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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
Portrait of Nick and George Karras and grandson Nick on Christmas Day at one of the family homes at 58 Ulupna Road, Ormond, 1962. It is one of seven black and white copy negatives relat ...Images: 1
Portrait George Karathanasopoulos (Karras), circa 1940. It is one of seven black and white copy negatives relating to the migration and settlement experiences of brothers Nick and Georg ...Images: 1
Portrait taken of members of the Karathanasopoulos (Karras) family in St Kilda circa 1950. It is one of seven black and white copy negatives relating to the migration and settlement exp ...Images: 1
Portrait of Nick and Alexandra Karras (Karathanasopoulos) and their daughter Anastacia [Sia] at Sia's debutante ball in Melbourne, late 1950s. It is one of seven black and white copy ne ...Images: 1
Portrait of the Karathanasopoulos (Karras) family outside a building in Greece, probably in the family's home town of Patras. George Karathanasopoulos is standing at left in the back ro ...Images: 1
Black & white photograph of a display of dolls heads from the Leo Sterne Doll Company, circa 1939-1950.Images: 1
Black and white photograph of Giovanni D'Aprano cutting hair at a barber shop in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, soon after his arrival in Australia in 1948. Giovanni (Gianni/John) Batist ...Images: 1
Black and white photograph of Giovanni D'Aprano cutting 'strame' (reeds), in Castrovillari, Italy, on12 April 1946. Giovanni (Gianni/John) Batista D?Aprano was born in Ventosa, a vill ...Images: 1