The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980. Much of its collection has been donated by Italian migrants and their descendents, and while reflective of the experience of Italians across the country, the focus is Victoria.
Significant images, objects and stories from the IHS Collection are showcased in the popular Museo Italiano, a permanent exhibition which focuses on the experience and influence of Italian immigration to Australia.
The Society is undergoing a major Review to improve management of, and access to the Collection. During this time public access to the Collection is not possible. We appreciate your support as we work hard to ensure the ongoing preservation and development of the Collection.