Fusion, feminism and food
Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.
The timeless and living art of possum skin cloaks
Possum skin cloak making is flourishing in 2019.
Yours, mine, ours: Who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.
Discover Documentary: The Murray Explored Bioscan
Following in the footsteps of William Blandowski, the Museum's first curator.
By world standards, Melbourne is a young city but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.
Each immigrant has their own unique story to tell. This website explores why they came, where they settled and how they started a new life in Victoria.
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
Immigration to Victoria
A decade by decade overview highlighting policy and social developments, shifts in population and demographics, and immigration's impact upon Indigenous Australians.
Home of the Immigration Museum, and one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
The First Peoples exhibition is a shared endeavour of Museums Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal community. The First Peoples Yulendj Group of Elders and community representatives have brought their knowledge, stories, culture, objects and images to guide the exhibition's development.
The Plants of Milarri Garden
Milarri Garden is located within the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett
Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.
History starts today
A new collection of banners from the 2017 Women's March on Melbourne has important historical links.
A glimpse of First Peoples multimedia installation.
The journey to Station Pier
Melbourne’s heritage-listed Station Pier was Victoria’s most important arrival point for migrants.
Rare scene of first European contact
Provenance of carved boomerang uncovered.
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
A treasure trove of freshwater fish biodiversity
The Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is one our last great pristine unspoilt places, and a hotspot for species discovery.
Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum
Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.
Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Coiled basket, or binak, with oval base, possibly purchased from Coranderrk Aboriginal Station circa 1870s-1880s.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.
Phar Lap collection
Over 350 items of racing equipment and memorabilia relating to champion racehorse Phar Lap.
The Federation Tapestry
Almost 41m long and 20,000 hours in the making, the tapestry marks the centenary of Australia's Federation.
Stool, Papua New Guinea
A stool made from a single piece of wood with a standing figure forming the back.
Maori Feather cloak
Kahuhuruhuru is the name for this type of cloak made of fine fibres made from flax or whitau.
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.
Indigenous Protest, Australian Bicentenary, 1988
On 26 January 1988, more than 40,000 people, including Aborigines from across the country and non-Indigenous supporters, staged what was the largest march in Sydney since the Vietnam moratorium.