Due to current COVID-19 restrictions
Museo Italiano will remain closed
until further notice
Educational programs
Offering a special education program for teachers of Italian, English and SOSE – with self-guided or staff-led options – Museo Italiano is the perfect place for your next excursion!
School visits
Exhibitions and cultural events

Complementing the Museo's permanent collections, CO.AS.IT. regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
(Photo: ©Emilio Cresciani)

Cultural program
The IHS Collection
The Italian Historical Society has a extensive collection of historic material documenting the Italian presence in Australia which is a useful resource for researchers.


Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 1pm to 5pm (new opening hours for Saturday)

Closed on public holidays | Groups by appointment

General admission is free

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What's on? CO.AS.IT. cultural and community events

  • 3MBS Dante700 Festival

    3MBS Dante700 Festival

    CO.AS.IT. is proud to invite you to the 3MBS Dante700 Festival, a musical-artistic-literary tour de force across the inspiration provided by the work of Dante Alighieri for over seven centuries. As event partners of the Festival’s lecture series, we, together
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  • Romance and Glamour, Migrants and Mavericks.

    Romance and Glamour, Migrants and Mavericks.

    Explore the history of Italian food on a walk around Melbourne with Dr Tania Cammarano.

    Dates: Saturday 6 and Saturday 27 November 2021.

    Time: 2-5PM.

    Meeting place: Between the Royal Exhibition Building and the Hochgurtel Fountain, Carlton.

    Registration essential (max

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  • Diaspore italiane: Italy in Movement. 4th symposium: Buenos Aires, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2021

    Diaspore italiane: Italy in Movement. 4th symposium: Buenos Aires, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2021

    Borders between us and the others. The right to migrate as a human right. Transits, experiences and imaginaries.

    The fourth edition of this symposium aims to gather researchers and professionals dedicated to exploring the theme of the Italian diaspora from
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