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The stories on this page draw inspiration from the growing pool of shared material culture on Victorian Collections. Each story brings together items gathered by different organisations, celebrating the diversity of collections held across Victoria.

Every cultural artefact has a story to tell. If you have an idea for a story drawn from Victorian Collections, please contact us to find out about becoming a guest curator.

Victorians and Native Birdlife

9 Jan 2018

An evolving relationship as illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections.

Curated By

Rohan Long, Technical Officer – Zoology and Collections Manager of the Tiegs Museum, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.

Breaking the Mould: The first police women in Victoria

30 Oct 2017

An account of the first police women in Victoria.

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Volunteer, Victoria Police Museum

100,000 Discoveries

25 Oct 2017

A retrospective of Victorian Collections as we reach our first 100,000 objects

Curated By

The Victorian Collections Team, Guest Curators

The McIntyre Family

8 Sep 2017

The McIntyre brothers came home from World War I and with them they brought stories and objects that reflect their experiences during the war.

Curated By

Abbey Martin, Year 11, Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy

The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

Curated By

Walter Barber, Guest Curator

Stories of Support

18 Apr 2017

Institutional care through Victoria's cultural collections

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Guest Curator

Another Night

9 Mar 2017

A short history of lighting, illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections

Curated By

Kitty Owens, Manager, Exhibition Services, Museums Australia (Victoria)

At the Going Down of the Sun

4 Jan 2017

Remembrance and Commemoration after the First World War

Curated By

Belinda Ensor, Manager, Victorian Collections

Stories of Women on the Land

25 Aug 2016

Women's agricultural heritage in Victorian cultural collections.

Curated By

Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures & Deputy Head (Collection Development), Humanities Department, Museum Victoria

SS Casino

2 Jun 2016

50 Years Steaming in Victoria's Western District

Curated By

Lynda Tieman, Curator

Symbols of Survival

8 Feb 2016

Prisoner of war and internee objects in Victorian cultural collections

Curated By

Cameron Auty, Victorian Collections Co-Manager