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.
28 Mar 2018
Ballarat’s coachbuilding industry and horse-drawn transport, as depicted in Victorian cultural collections.
Carissa Goudey, Historian, Sovereign Hills Museums Association
26 Feb 2018
Women in the workforce at the MMBW
Natalie Mastoris, Historic Collections Assistant, Melbourne Water
9 Jan 2018
An evolving relationship as illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections.
Rohan Long, Technical Officer – Zoology and Collections Manager of the Tiegs Museum, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.
30 Oct 2017
An account of the first police women in Victoria.
Rachael Cottle, Volunteer, Victoria Police Museum
25 Oct 2017
A retrospective of Victorian Collections as we reach our first 100,000 objects
The Victorian Collections Team, Guest Curators
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.
Abbey Martin, Year 11, Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy
1 Jun 2017
Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War
Walter Barber, Guest Curator
18 Apr 2017
Institutional care through Victoria's cultural collections
Rachael Cottle, Guest Curator
9 Mar 2017
A short history of lighting, illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections
Kitty Owens, Manager, Exhibition Services, Museums Australia (Victoria)
4 Jan 2017
Remembrance and Commemoration after the First World War
Belinda Ensor, Manager, Victorian Collections
25 Aug 2016
Women's agricultural heritage in Victorian cultural collections.
Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures & Deputy Head (Collection Development), Humanities Department, Museum Victoria
2 Jun 2016
50 Years Steaming in Victoria's Western District
Lynda Tieman, Curator
8 Feb 2016
Prisoner of war and internee objects in Victorian cultural collections
Cameron Auty, Victorian Collections Co-Manager