MMV events
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Our collaborative learning day is postponed until further notice in light of the spread of COVID-19.

Changes are being announced to MMV events. Please see individual museum websites for updates.

What's on around MMV

Business Breakfast: Anthony Elsen – POSTPONED

This event has been postponed by the Jewish Museum of Australia.

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Mansions of East Melbourne Walk – POSTPONED

This event has been postponed until future notice.

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Fashion Unites – POSTPONED

This event has been postponed until further notice.

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Sarajevo Haggadah Project – POSTPONED

This Pesach, discover the story behind the Sarajevo Haggadah, a celebrated text.

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Parallel Visions – CLOSED

Italian style is famously engaging. Artists Liliana Barbieri, Anna Caione, Sarina Lirosi and Wilma Tabacco present contemporary re-interpretations of Italian design.

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Heroes and Hoplites – CLOSED

Hellenic Museum is currently closed.

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ONEIROI – CLOSED

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

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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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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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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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Islamic Architecture – CLOSED

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

Learn more at Islamic Museum of Australia ico-arrow

Gods, Myths and Mortals – CLOSED

Gods, Myths & Mortals brings 8,000 years of Greek civilisation to Melbourne. See this permanent exhibition at the Hellenic Museum until 2024.

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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.

Multicultural Museums Victoria is a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee 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

  • 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.

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