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Multicultural Snapshots Toolkit

Multicultural Museums Victoria’s Education Toolkit for Year 5 – 10 classes. Meet people from diverse backgrounds on videos, interact with inspiring objects, develop intercultural skills.

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Home Beyond – An Exhibition By Master Hong Si

An exhibition of twenty recent paintings by contemporary Chinese artist, and specialist in Buddhist philosophies and arts, Master Hong Si (弘四法师).

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Through Time and Space

The Chinese Museum, with The Arts Collective, is calling for submissions from tertiary visual arts students of Chinese heritage for a new exhibition.

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Australian Muslim Artists’ Art Prize

The Islamic Museum of Australia’s annual shortlisted showcase is on now.  Art Prize 2022, Sam Dabboussy, Dr Jamal Rifi, 2022.

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The Sun At Midnight

This Hellenic Museum exhibition features five Australian contemporary artists whose works are informed by classical Hellenic motifs and principles.

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Helmut Newton – In Focus

The Jewish Museum of Australia proudly presents the extraordinary life of one of the most influential and provocative fashion photographers of our time.

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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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Fashion Unites

Our short film for the Melbourne Fashion Festival celebrating the cultural diversity woven through six museums with 18 designers. A Blog is in the menu.

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Nonne

‘Nonne’ – Images Through Generations

CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano’s portion of our award winning ‘Grandmothers’ exhibition is at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience and part of their 75th Anniversary Commemorations.

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Australian Muslim History Gallery

Uncover an unknown part of Australian history in the Islamic Museum of Australia’s fascinating and interactive Gallery.  

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Flame Of Olympia – Summer Games Torches

The Hellenic Museum’s exhibition explores the ancient history of the Olympic Games and their modern revival through a rare collection of torches and virtual reality. 

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Immigrant Networks.

CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano proudly presents Immigrant Networks. Migration + Industry + Architecture + Landscape an exhibition about the co-dependence of immigration and modernism.

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Well Behaved Women – Three Feminist Portraits By Loretta Lizzio

The Hellenic Museum’s contemporary art commission consists of three outdoor, free-standing portraits depicting women from ancient Greek history or myth.    

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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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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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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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The Next Level – Chinese Museum

The Chinese Museum is fundraising to improve facilities, celebrate the culture of Chinese Australians and build a healthy and respectful society. Support our appeals.

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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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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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Our New Home @ Jewish Arts Quarter

Multicultural Museums Victoria will find a new home in the forthcoming Jewish Arts Quarter Creative Hub. Here’s the JAQ Community Survey to share your views.

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About us

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

Education

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 and the Museum of Chinese Australian History. 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 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

Tree of Hope

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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