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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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Pink Nylon Brocade fabric remnant, from Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, circa 1955 - 1965. Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyllis immigrated from t ...Images: 1
Chequered hot water bottle cover, which was part of the unsold stock held by Steinberg drapery when it closed. Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Ph ...Images: 1
Striped hot water bottle cover, which was part of the unsold stock held by Steinberg drapery when it closed. Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyl ...Images: 1
Flyer on Lesbian and Gay Media Leaders letterhead paper, offering advertising deals for the 2006 Midsumma Festival. Deals offered cover advertisement sizes for set prices, as well as th ...Images: 2
Round badge, with the slogan 'sexism is learned'. Badges like these are commonly distributed and worn by protestors who take part marches, blockades and other public campaigns relating ...Images: 1
Circular orange badge with logo of stylized people in shape of a series of Vs, with wreath around, and inscription ''Celebrating Volunteers 2001'. Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbi ...Images: 1
Blue and white business card with coloured logo of cross and rainbow, labelled 'New Wave Christian Fellowship Church Inc.' The card indicates that the Church meets each Sunday 11am at 2 ...Images: 2
Circular black badge with white inscription, commemorating the 1995 AIDS Care Association Candlelight Vigil. One of a group of 21 badges and stickers on a yellow ribbon, collected by t ...Images: 1
Circular white badge with blue image of world globe in centre, commemorating World Aids Day on 1 December. One of a group of 21 badges and stickers on a yellow ribbon, collected by the ...Images: 1
Circular white badge with a coloured geometric pattern overlaid with the word 'safe' - part of a safe sex summer promotion in 1988. Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbian, Bisexual, Ga ...Images: 1