“Museums play a vital role in our community, helping us to understand and connect with the world around us, and during these unprecedented and challenging times of physical distancing and self-isolation, it is more important than ever to find new ways to come together,” said Museums Victoria CEO & Director Lynley Crosswell.
With this in mind, Museums Victoria is finding new ways to share their collections and research, to bring their museum experts to the people, wherever they may be. Museum at Home – a new project from Museums Victoria enabling the community to connect, explore and learn more from their favourite museums every day.
Tune into their digital channels to see what goes on behind the scenes of Australia’s largest public museum organisation, where a world of museum experiences is available for you to explore.
Check out the Listies LOLtastic tour of Melbourne Museum, get your STEM fix from Scienceworks and delve deeper into stories of human experience from Immigration Museum. They will be sharing engaging educational experiences, quick Q&As with their experts, live streaming virtual events and so much more.
“This is a fantastic initiative from Museums Victoria, connecting people of all ages to our museums and to each other,” said Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley. “It’s a great example of how our cultural institutions are adapting in the face of adversity, and how Victorians can continue to support them while we get through the current circumstances.”
Museum at Home sites are now live and they will be adding more virtual experiences for all to enjoy over the coming days and weeks. For more information, checkout Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, and the Immigration Museum for details.
Image: The Listies (Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly) – courtesy of Museums Victoria