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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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Gilt and emamel badge inscribed 'MY COUNTRY FIRST ' on white map of Australia, and inscribed 'PROTECT ITS INDUSTRIES ' and 'BUY ITS GOODS' on boomerangs. Made by Stokes and Sons, Melbou ...Images: 4
Heart-shaped bronze gilded medal featuring the crowned arms of Australia and the United States, shaking hands, flags and an eagle. Issued ot commemorate the visit of the US Fleet in 190 ...Images: 6
A school badge featuring a white map of Australia with the letters OSA and MBHS; around on horse shoe shaped border OMNIA LABOR VINCIT ('labour will conquer all'). Made circa 1920. Th ...Images: 1
Bronze medal issued to commemorate the state visit to Australia for Chaim Herzog. Designed by Michael Meszaros and minted by Royal Australian Mint, Canberra. Chaim Herzog, the sixth P ...Images: 2
Bronze medal commissioned by the Numismatic Association of Victoria, inscribed H.Park. Designed by Michael Meszaros in 1976 and minted by the Paris Mint. The Paul Simon Memorial Award ...Images: 2
Bronze medal issued to commemorate the state visit to Australia by Chaim Herzog. Designed by Michael Meszaros and minted by Royal Australian Mint, Canberra. Chaim Herzog, the sixth Pr ...Images: 2
This badge, alternatively known as a lapel pin, was produced for the People's Liberal Party and features a white map of Australia inscribed 'FOR AUSTRALIA'. Some medals issued around th ...Images: 3
Medal awarded to Archibald Lamond, first prize for 'strathspeys and reels' Scottish dancing, by the Buninyong Highland Society in 1860. Buninyong, is located just south of Ballarat in V ...From: Buninyong, Australia Images: 2
This Melbourne Hebrew School Marine Excursion copper medal was given to pupils in 1880. It names school president N. Levi - Nathaniel Levi (1830-1908), sometime president of the Melbour ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4
Australia New South Wales Sydney Medal - Centenary of South Australia, Australia, 1936 (AD) Mint: S. Schlank & Co. Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the Centenary of South Aust ...From: Adelaide, Australia Images: 2