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.

computer on display in a museum

CSIRAC is back

CSIRAC, the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer, is now on display at Scienceworks.

Steam pumping engine
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Pumping Station

This website explores the history of the Spotswood Pumping Station, one of Australia's most important industrial heritage sites.

Entrance to Think Ahead
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Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

Computer, workstation, cabinets, desk, papers on display.
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CSIRAC collection

Objects, images and documents relating to one of the first stored memory digital electronic computers.

Black and white image of a man standing next to a telescope
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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.

Kodak Heritage Collection
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Kodak Heritage Collection

A unique and extensive collection that documents the history of the photographic industry in Australia.

1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store
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Collection Store tours

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne’s fascinating past.

four men in front of a pumping engine
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Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

Red Chamberlain tractor on display at Scienceworks
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Tractor - Chamberlain, prototype light tractor, 1959

Intended to compete with the popular Ferguson tractors, this Australian-built prototype never entered production.

Old wire strainer

From Polyzosteria limbata to wire strainers

A life wandering in and out of museums (and why they matter)
Cover of A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane
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A Flying Life

John Duigan and the first Australian aeroplane
Sunshine Stripper Harvester
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Sunshine Stripper Harvester

The story of the most commercially successful Australian designed harvester.

Still from Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: My First Love

His first love: Heartlands 2016 Arts Project

A touching story about an old computer.

Black and white image of a woman milking a cow

The Invisible Farmer

Securing the history of Australian farming women

The astronomical lantern slide and the visual communication of popular science

Black and white photograph of a man looking through a movie camera

Reel History: a look at life through motion film

Group of people in high-vis vests standing by a large telescope

What Makes a Telescope “Great”?

Observations on the restoration of a once great reflector
Female Superb Fairy-wren with it beak open singing.

Citizen Science

People-Power Building Knowledge of Nature
Neck ornament

Reframing Colonial Histories

Re-contextualising collections through contemporary art
Museums Victoria Curator Kimberley Moulton giving a tour.

The Intersection of Art & Historical Collections

First Peoples Women, Creative Practice and the Museum
Man with a crate in a museum store

HV McKay crate

Lid lifted on mystery artefact.

Futurama Tube Transport System

Travel by tube?

Will we travel our future cities via vacuum transport?

Two people in a museum collection store looking at clothing

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.

Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station
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Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station

Central to Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system, this site, dating back to 1893, is heritage-listed.

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