A History of Museum Victoria


Pictorial Timeline





Explore the history of Museum Victoria through these selected essays from, A Museum for the People by Carolyn Rasmussen.

Collection stories:
The National Museum of Victoria Mining Collection
The John Curtis British Insects Collection
Collectors of Time
The Working Life Collection

Object lessons:
Wurrundi - A Rare Feather Ornament
Capturing Paradise: Alfred Russel Wallace's Red Bird of Paradise
Melbourne 1865: Gorillas at the Museum

Research and discovery:
The Discovery of Dinosaur Cove
Documenting Change
DNA and the Modern Museum

Making exhibitions:
The Early Collection and Exhibition of Art Work by Aboriginal Artists
The McCoy Hall Victorian Fauna Dioramas


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