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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.
Items per page: 10 50 (showing 21 - 30) 599 items
White ring binder containing 82 plastic sleeves, with laminated colour image of women and motorbikes on front. Contains flyers, artwork for flyers, newspaper cuttings, postcards and mem ...Images: 1
Gold-covered 50-page photograph album with plaque on front featuring fawn and brown floral pattern. Contains 75 colour images, 103 x 153, recording the fitout of Girl Bar in the 1990s. ...Images: 2
White t-shirt printed with heart motif inscribed 'EQUAL LOVE' and two pairs of swallows. Made for the National Day of Action for Same-Sex Marriage on 1 August 2009. Part of the Equal Lo ...Images: 1
Talking Book Machine with tape manufactured by Clarke & Smith, circa 1950s. It was used at the Royal Victorian Instituite for the Blind. Talking books were first introduced to the RVI ...Images: 1
Weaving Frame used in the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, circa 1970s-1980s. It was used by visually impaired workers for making various mat sizes. Th ...Images: 1
Sign used to advertise the Rally for Justice held between 10-11am on 8 June 2009 in Federation Square, Melbourne. The rally was organised by the Socialist Alliance in support of the F ...Images: 2
Oblong shaped piece of mulga wood with the centre cut out for an inkwell.The Mulga wood 'Abo' brand was patented by Albert J. Wiley of Adelaide in 1932. A.J. Wiley had owned a woodturni ...Images: 6
Number 7 knitted St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by St Kilda AFL footballer Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport, after St Kilda won against Collingwood, ...Images: 6
Alternative Name(s): Clogs, Wooden Shoes Pair of sabots with wooden soles and leather strip on upper. Acquired by Museum Victoria in 1884 from the Belgian (aka Belgium) Export Co. N ...Images: 1
Cardboard advertising fan. Issued by Melbourne firm Guests in the late 1950s and early 1960s to promote their Golliwogs biscuits. It was part of the contents of the Guests Golliwogs Bis ...Images: 1