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Kodak Snapshots

A snapshot into the 120 year history of Kodak manufacturing in Australia, told through Museum Victoria's collection.

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CSIRAC - the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer

When it was built CSIRAC was at the cutting edge of the new field of computing.

Mansard towers from Douglas Parade, Spotswood Pumping Station, circa 1982.
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Pumping Station

The fascinating story of one of Australia's most important industrial heritage sites.

A group of young men in an alleyway holding a satellite.

Backyard ballistics: Australia's first DIY satellite

A DIY guide to reaching outer space.

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Great Melbourne Telescope

Great Melbourne Telescope project website. The goal is to restore the telescope to working order so that it may be used for educational and public viewing.

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Marvellous Melbourne

Melbourne is a young city by world standards, but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.


Our addiction to plastic

Lifting the lid on plastic: the good, the bad and the ugly.

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HV McKay crate

Lid lifted on mystery artefact.

Cover of a motion film box

Audio-Visual Material in the Kodak Heritage Collection at Museums Victoria

This audio-visual material in the Kodak collection is evocative and valuable in the study of Kodak’s history.

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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.

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Anne Bermingham, a scientific pioneer of radiocarbon dating

Meet the woman who started Australia’s first radiocarbon dating lab.

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Sylvia Whincup, a prolific collector and groundbreaking mineralogist

Sylvia amassed a collection of thousands of specimens and 167 new species.

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10 really big things in the Museums Victoria State Collection

With millions of objects to choose from, what are the some of the biggest things?

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Birthday honours: 21 of our favourite things about the Melbourne Museum

Fascinating facts about Melbourne’s favourite museum.

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