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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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Blue balloon which is part of the 'Australian Citizenship' information and promotional kit issued by The Department of Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra in 2003. The kit e ...Images: 1
Head Piece for a traditional Latvian Costume from the Zemgale region, made by Mrs Elga Kivicka, in 1945. Elga owned a loom similar to the Apinis Loom, which was also made by fellow surv ...Images: 3
One of three Chinese dolls, which were given to Nancy (born 1918), Elizabeth (born 1922) and David (born 1926) Murdoch in the 1920s by their aunt Dora (Murdoch) Long (born in 1874) in t ...Images: 2
Folder which holds the material in the 'Australian Citizenship' information and promotional kit issued by The Department of Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra in 2003. The ...Images: 2
Badge with the slogan 'refugees are welcome!' issued by the Socialist Alternative, circa 2002. The Socialist Alternative was established in July 1995 after a group of members were expel ...Images: 2
Badge with the slogan 'Free the Refugees', which was issued by the Refugee Action Collective, circa 2002. The slogan 'free the refugees' was used as a standard by the Refugee Action Col ...Images: 2
Pink sideboard runner with an embroidered wheatsheaf design, part of the dowry of Irene Soumilas. Irene migrated to Australia from the Greek Island of Lefkas in 1958 to be married in 19 ...Images: 1
Small side mat which is one of a set of three embroidered side mats, part of the dowry of Irene Soumilas. Irene migrated to Australia from the Greek Island of Lefkas in 1958 to be marri ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Nightdress Pale blue nylon negligee made by the Tsitsopouli Bros in Athens in 1958, it formed part of the dowry of Irene Soumilas. Irene migrated to Australia from ...Images: 1
Light blue bubble nylon boudoir gown made by the Tsitsopouli Bros in Athens in 1958, it formed part of the dowry of Irene Soumilas. Irene migrated to Australia from the Greek Island of ...Images: 1