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People dancing

Leaps + Beats

Spend your extra night with us celebrating genre-hopping artists and all those who’ve made the leap.

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Amrita Hepi

Summer of Dance

This summer, Immigration Museum drops into dancefloor mode celebrating diverse genres, talents and communities.

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Becoming You: An incomplete guide

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

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Portrait of a woman and child

Atong Atem: To be real

As part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography, award-winning artist Atong Atem has created a new series of large-scale photographic works for the Immigration Museum.

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Join us for a special performance with Park Jiha and DJ Moopie

Play On presents: Park Jiha (South Korea) + Moopie

Play On presents groundbreaking South Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha alongside cult favourite DJ Moopie.

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Dance film footage projected onto large wall with columns.

Dance Reel

Experience contemporary dance projections on a massive immersive scale, dancing daily across our majestic colonnaded Long Room.

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Amrita Hepi: In Residence

Amrita Hepi takes the floor with the creation of a new collaborative dance work this summer at Immigration Museum.

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Paul Stillen, Annie, 2019

Documenting the Body: Curated by Stanislava Pinchuk

What stories do our bodies tell?

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Fashioning the Body

Akira Isogawa, Stanislava Pinchuk and Zaiba Khan discuss how they fashion the body and mark identity through adornment, both temporary and permanent.

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Young adults from the Indonesian community sitting outdoors smiling, laughing and taking photographs.

Indonesian Film Festival

Join us under the stars for a fresh film screening and perspective from the annual Indonesian Film Festival.

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Bowl of easter eggs

School holiday activities

Get creative and decorate your own Easter eggs these school holidays.

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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.

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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?

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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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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Ramadan crescent moon

Spirit of Ramadan: Understanding Islam

Join us as we explore this holiday and its many traditions through displays, talks and family-friendly activities.

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Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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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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Woman and child from ELF Karen Play and Learning Group from Berry Street reading the book 'I Want To Go To The Museum'

Storylands

Multilingual story time for children and their adults, each month featuring a different language and theme.

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Group, 2019

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks explores the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

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The Unending Absence

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

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External view of a 19th Century building

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We work in active partnership with and for Victoria’s diverse communities to present exhibitions and experiences, and to explore, document and share your stories.