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Multicultural Museums Victoria Snapshots Toolkit

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

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Andrew Rogers – Where We Are

The Jewish Museum of Australia’s retrospective exhibition delves into the artistic process behind internationally renowned artist Andrew Rogers.

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Dunya – A Journey Through The Fragile Footprint Of Civilisations

Artist, Phillip George produces works from travel through Greece, Asia Minor, the Arabic and Persian worlds in this Islamic Museum of Australia exhibition.

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National Archaeology Week 19-26 May 2024

University of Melbourne, Hellenic Museum and CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano join forces with MMV to bring you free, back-to-back programs exploring our heritage!    

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The Spirit of Byron

The Hellenic Museum presents an original bicentennial exhibition of curated works on paper from the Robertson Collection until January 2025.

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Hana and Child – Nina Sanadze

The Jewish Museum of Australia is proud to present a selection of Nina Sanadze’s immense body of work ‘Hana and Child’ as an installation.

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The Oracle

The Hellenic Museum presents ‘The Oracle’ – an artificial intelligence experience inspired by the Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi.    

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Visitor Voices

Hellenic Museum staff will guide a Socratic-style discussion among a small group, unleashing your inner philosopher and creating a dialogue between institution and visitor.  

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Inside Out – Creativity Through Diversity

This Chinese New Year, the Chinese Museum welcomes the art of Jason Liu and Jeno Liu, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Thanh’s Story

Vietnamese Museum Australia presents a video documentary featuring Thanh’s story. More than 400,000 people lost their lives on their journey to freedom.

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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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Camel shadows

Boundless Plains

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

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Islamic Museum of Australia Education

The NEW  Islamic Museum of Australia education portal has access to a continually growing library of FREE classroom resources linked to the curriculum.

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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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Jewish Arts Quarter

An inclusive destination that will celebrate Jewish culture with great museum experiences, art, theatre, learning, music, food, shopping and public spaces for everyone.

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Vietnamese Museum Australia

Multicultural Museums Victoria welcomes our new and sixth member, Vietnamese Museum Australia, with its new museum housing 1000+ stories to be completed in 2025.

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About us

Multicultural Museums Victoria is powered by six Not for Profit ethnic, faith and culture museum members. Celebrate difference.


Education resources support young people to learn about their cultural diversity to build a respectful Victoria.


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Our purpose

Multicultural Museums Victoria is a Not for Profit, Registered Charity comprising our members – Hellenic Museum, Islamic Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum of Australia, CO.AS.IT Museo Italiano, the Museum of Chinese Australian History and we welcome Vietnamese Museum Australia, a museum in the making. Together we champion multiculturalism and support interculturalism.

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 six museums to enable the public to engage with diverse cultures;
  • Seek funding support for the activities undertaken by MMV and the six museums;
  • Build capacity to sustain the museums; and
  • Increase appreciation of Victoria’s diverse cultural heritage.

Our museums

Tree of Hope

Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda VIC, Australia

Reopens February 2024. 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.

Vietnamese Museum Australia

Stories. History. Inspiration. Every Vietnamese Australian has a story to tell. Vietnamese Museum Australia will open in 2025 in Sunshine and house 1000+ stories. It will be Multicultural Museums Victoria’s first member in Melbourne’s culturally diverse and vibrant western suburbs and our sixth member museum.

One pass. Endless possibilities.

Save with a MMV Multipass. Visit our five museums, with a sixth one coming soon!