This special exhibition was developed as part of History Month 2022 and features a unique selection of images which provide a personal insight into the Italian migration and settlement story from departure, to arriving and finally settling.

4 October 2022 to 4 November 2022

The images have been reproduced in a special large format to enable the viewer to see the many details that are often hidden in the original standard sized photographs, providing many opportunities to discover something new.

CO.AS.IT. would like to take this occasion to thank all the generous donors who have shared their images and migration stories with the Italian Historical Society, helping to ensure that this important part of Australia’s rich multicultural history continues to be treasured and shared as widely as possible.

Image:  A group of young proxy brides travelling to Australia on the ship Neptunia, 1955

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
Further research
The IHS has extensive collections of historic materials documenting the Italian presence in Australia. These are made available to scholars, writers and the community to assist them in family and community research.
Temporary exhibitions and events

Complementing the Museo's permanent collections, Co.As.It. regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
(Photo: ©Emilio Cresciani)

Cultural program