MMV events

Connect differently

Some of our museums will be re-opening later in June, whilst others are continuing with online offerings. Please check back here regularly for updates. We look forward to welcoming you.

What's on around MMV

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Tea Heaven

The ritual of tea drinking brings happiness, harmony and well-being throughout the world. The Chinese Museum celebrated International Tea Day in this video.

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Arab Israeli Conflict

When did the Arab-Israeli Conflict Begin?

Journey back to the ninth century BCE and uncover how these ancient communities resisted, negotiated and survived Assyrian domination.

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Black & White: Yiddish Writers, Indigenous Australia

Discover how Indigenous people and communities were represented in Australian Yiddish writing, with a Zoom workshop from Associate Professor David Slucki examining reports from 1958.

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COMING SOON – Nonne Exhibition

The Italian portion of our beloved Grandmothers exhibition will be available to view at Bonegilla Migrant Experience Wodonga.

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A fresh look for a new era

The Chinese Museum brings you a new website with more information about their collection,  exhibitions, and why they are here for the community in challenging times.

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A resilient spirit

‘A Resilient Spirit’ celebrates Greek Life During the Lost Decade.

This exhibition was intended to celebrate the end of hard times. Instead, the global pandemic has made this photograph collection even more poignant.

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One Million Stories: Chinese Australian 200 Years – CLOSED

Discover the varied, interesting journeys of individuals, families and groups this 200-year settlement and integration in Australia.

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Fashion Unites – POSTPONED

MMV hope to bring you this event which celebrates the diversity of talent in Melbourne fashion design later in 2020.

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Islamic Architecture – CLOSED

The Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain, is just one of the beautiful mosques highlighted in the Islamic Architecture gallery.    

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Love Letters

Love Letters on Social Media

The Jewish Museum provides a series of love letters packed full of enriching ideas to help you pass the time in home isolation.

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Finding Gold – CLOSED

Finding Gold is a permanent exhibition that replicates the experience of the Chinese in Australia’s 19th century goldfields.

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Sam Jinks – The Messenger – CLOSED

The Messenger a spectacular sculpture inspired by a statue of the Greek goddess Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon, by internationally lauded artist Sam Jinks.

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ONEIROI is a photographic installation by one of Australia’s leading artists, Bill Henson.

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Heroes and Hoplites – CLOSED

Hellenic Museum is currently closed.

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About us

Multicultural Museums Victoria is an alliance of five ethnic, culture and faith-based museums. We share our stories, cultures and art as one. Celebrate difference at our events and exhibitions.

Our purpose

Multicultural Museums Victoria is a Not for Profit comprising member museums – Hellenic Museum,  Islamic Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum of Australia, Museo Italiano Co.As.It. and the Museum of Chinese Australian History.

Our purpose is to:

  • Raise the awareness of each museum through marketing and promotion to engage with wider audiences;
  • Celebrate cultural diversity and promote its appreciation;
  • Collaborate on exhibitions, events and educational activities to advance culture and promote cultural diversity;
  • Drive visitation to the five  museums to enable the public to engage with diverse cultures;
  • Seek funding support for the activities undertaken by MMV and the five museums;
  • Build capacity to sustain the museums; and
  • Increase appreciation of Victoria’s diverse cultural heritage.

Our Museums

Chinese Museum

22 Cohen Place, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Tucked away in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown off Little Bourke Street, the Chinese Museum is a hidden gem. Over its five-storeys, the Museum explores the culture and history of Chinese immigrants to Australia from the Gold Rush through to the latest waves of ethnic Chinese immigrants from Southeast Asia.

Co.As.It Italian Historical Society & Museo Italiano

199 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

Co.As.It Italian Historical Society & Museo Italiano is a cultural hub where people from the Italian and the wider Australian community get together to share, enjoy, and create Italian-Australian culture. The Museo’s free permanent exhibition explores the experience of Italian immigrants to Australia, how their culture influenced Australian life and the distinctive culture that evolved.

Hellenic Museum

280 William Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Housed in the historic former Royal Mint, the Museum is dedicated to inspiring a passion for Hellenism by engaging visitors with innovative programs, exhibitions and events. The Hellenic Museum has five permanent exhibition galleries and two touring galleries, one of which is currently exhibiting the acclaimed Gods, Myths & Mortals collection on loan from the Benaki Museum, Athens. The Hellenic Museum’s collections span 8000 years of Greek history, from Neolithic treasures to contemporary art.

Islamic Museum of Australia

15 Anderson Rd, Thornbury VIC, Australia

This unique Museum showcases the rich heritage of Muslims in Australia and abroad. Housed in a stunning contemporary building that melds Islamic and contemporary Australian architecture, the Museum is 10 kilometres from the city. Its five permanent galleries explore Islamic art, Islamic architecture, Australian-Muslim history, the Islamic faith and the Islamic contribution to civilisation.

Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda VIC, Australia

This award-winning Museum showcases the history and culture of the Jewish people and Australian Jewish life past and present. With four permanent galleries and two changing exhibition spaces, the Museum brings the diversity of Jewish culture to life, drawing on its unique collection of over 20,000 objects. Engrossing temporary exhibitions explore facets of Jewish history, practice, spirituality and culture.

One pass. Endless possibilities.

Save with an MMV Multipass and visit each of our museums.