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Becoming You: An incomplete guide

Exploring the unpredictable process of leaving childhood and becoming an adult.

Older woman smiling holding a red paint pot and brush.

Being Mirka

Explores the many wonderful facets of Melbourne’s cultural icon Mirka Mora through precious objects from the Museum’s Mirka Mora collection.

Two women standing before a crowd at the Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival.
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Australia's ethical lifestyle festival returns to Melbourne at Immigration Museum this December.

Four performers dancing and singing at the 2021 festival.
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African Music and Cultural Festival

Join us for two days celebrating the tastes, sounds and rhythms of Africa.

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Join us for a huge party as part of Melbourne Music Week featuring Australia’s most exciting female/non-binary DJs.

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Midsumma Presents

Join us this Midsumma Festival for a wide range of talks, workshops, parties and more!

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Things Wong Kar-Wai Taught Me About Love and Other Things

Interactive installation inspired by the movies of Hong Kong filmmaker, Wong Kar-Wai.

Students on stage performing ‘She’ll Be Right’. Still from the film Acts of Translation, 2018

Forget the Stereotypes

Presents the moving experiences of contemporary international students in Melbourne through an evocative filmic experience.

Woman with her face painted

Atong Atem: To Be Real

A new series of large-scale photographic works by award-winning artist Atong Atem.

illustration of motifs inspired by Mirka Mora's artwork

Mirka Magic

Explore the many elements that make up your identity with a self-guided activity inspired by the life and works of Mirka Mora.

People with placards in front of buildings
Online Talk

Ethnic Media and Activism

Leading experts on multicultural media discuss historical and contemporary examples of ethnic media’s role in enacting change in Australia.


Clothes Revival Workshop

Presented as part of Midsumma Festival, join us for a workshop all about revitalising your wardrobe and celebrating your individuality.

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Night at the Museum: Minus18 Youth Party

We’ve teamed up with Midsumma Festival and Minus18 again for another Night at the Museum not to be missed!

Panellists speaking at Midsumma Festival event

AND/OR panel discussion

Join artists from the AND/OR program for a discussion exploring the complexities of intersectional identities.

Detail of flowers screen printed on fabric

Screen Printing Workshop with Abbey Rich

Learn how to screen print in this special workshop exclusive for Museum Members. Create your own designs and upcycle pre-loved clothes or make new creations by printing onto fabrics, totes or tea towels.

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Galentine’s Under the Stars

Grab your besties for a twilight film screening celebrating the magical bonds of friendship and chosen family.

visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all – those who were here and those who came.

Woman speaking into a microphone at a rally

Pass It On!

Presented in partnership with Deakin University, this panel series will explore the history and impact of protest and activism in diverse communities.

One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.

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Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what—and who—could enter Victoria.


The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

The Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.

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