Museo Italiano Closure

In light of the Victorian Government’s declaration of a state of emergency,
the 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: 12noon to 5pm

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

  • Diaspore italiane - Genova Conference proceedings

    Diaspore italiane - Genova Conference proceedings

    The proceedings of "Between Immigration and Historical Amnesia", part III of the conference  Diaspore italiane: Italy in Movement  (Melbourne-New York-Genova), have just been published on the website of the conference  here

    We congratulate our colleagues at  Mu.MA Istituzione Musei del

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  • Suitcase Stories with Elise Valmorbida

    Suitcase Stories with Elise Valmorbida

    CO.AS.IT. Italian Australian culture series on line. Talk #1.

    Due to the COVID-19 emergency, CO.AS.IT. has had to put its cultural program on hold. In the meantime we have been thinking what we can do to continue bringing together the

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  • New Italian migrants and COVID-19

    New Italian migrants and COVID-19

    We are sharing an initiative by our colleagues at Centro Altreitalie - Portale di studi sulle migrazioni italiane .


    Il CO.AS.IT. di Melbourne sta collaborando alla diffusione di un questionario attinente a un progetto di ricerca dei

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