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Multicultural Snapshots Toolkit

A MMV Education Toolkit for Year 5 – Year 10 classes. Meet people from diverse backgrounds on videos, interact with inspiring objects, develop intercultural skills.

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Missing Voices

The Islamic Museum of Australia recently collected the deeply personal oral histories of 70 Australian Muslims from all walks of life in Victoria.

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Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora

The Jewish Museum of Australia proudly presents MIRKA – an intimate, previously unseen view into the rich and fascinating life of the late Mirka Mora

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Hoplites and Heroes

This major Hellenic Museum exhibition traces the evolution of warfare in ancient Greece and is unlike any other collection displayed in Australia.

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Gods, Myths & Mortals

Together with Lithodomos, the Hellenic Museum presents a new audio visual guide for its popular ‘Gods, Myths & Mortals’ exhibition.

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Fashion Unites 2021 – Zooming in, Zooming Out

A MMV short film for Melbourne Fashion Festival celebrating the diversity woven through our museums with 18 designers. Zooming soon on Multicultural Film Festival Roadshow!

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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

A talk with Dr Mark Nicholls (University of Melbourne) part of CO.AS.IT. Italian Australian Culture Series online.

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One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 Years

The Chinese Museum presents the first nationwide exhibition of our 200 year journey – from the first Chinese migrant to over one million Chinese Australians

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Renegades

An exciting new Hellenic Museum commission with renowned Spanish urban artists PichiAvo. Three outdoor portraits  depict women from ancient Greek history or mythology.

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‘Nonne’ Images Through Generations

The CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano portion of our Victorian Museum Awards winning ‘Grandmothers’ exhibition is now at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Wodonga – MMV’s first travelling exhibition.

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Boundless Plains

The founder of the Islamic Museum and three friends travel outback SA to Far North Queensland, retracing Australia’s Muslim history – our people and places.

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Digital Cultural Adventures

The Chinese Museum has introduced inventive digital incursions for Australian schools. There are several fun and illuminating options to choose from.

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From Suspect Outsider to Model Migrant

This talk by Dr Tania Cammarano explores the transformation of Natale Italiano and Perfect Cheese for CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano.

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Islamic Museum of Australia Education

A portal supporting constructive social outcomes through education about Islam and Muslims, in Australia and beyond.

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The Messenger

Hellenic Museum Education

Interested in having a school tour at the Hellenic Museum? Check out our resources to assist you with planning an engaging visit.

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CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano Education

Museo Italiano is a great place for a school excursion – a must for Italian language classes and senior History and English students.

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Jewish Museum of Australia Education

We present a range of innovative educational experiences for primary and secondary school students, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

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Chinese Ddragon

Chinese Museum Education

Book excursions, incursions, or virtual programs now! If you can’t bring your students on an excursion, the Chinese Museum can come to you!

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The Next Level – Chinese Museum

The Chinese Museum is fundraising the redevelopment of its building to enlarge and improve facilities and celebrate the culture of Chinese Australians for tomorrow.

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The Next Level – Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Arts Quarter will bring major arts and culture organisations like Jewish Museum of Australia together in Elsternwick’s new awe inspiring cultural facility.

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The Next Level – New Vietnamese Museum

Multicultural Museums Victoria is proud to support our colleagues creating Vietnamese Museum Australia in Footscray, a multicultural hub coming soon.

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About us

Multicultural Museums Victoria is an alliance of five national Not for Profit ethnic, faith and culture museums. We share our stories, cultures and art as one. Celebrate difference at our events and exhibitions.

Education

Education resources to support young people in gaining knowledge about cultural diversity, social cohesion and the heritage of Multicultural Museums Victoria’s communities.
 
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Our purpose

Multicultural Museums Victoria is a Not for Profit organisation and Registered Charity comprising member museums – Hellenic Museum,  Islamic Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum of Australia, CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano 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

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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.

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 migrants to Australia from the Gold Rush through to the latest waves of ethnic Chinese migrants from Southeast Asia.

CO.AS.IT. 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 migrants 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.

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