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Co.As.It Italian Language, Culture and Heritage Department

Museo Italiano is a great place for a school excursion - and a must for Italian language classes. We offer staff-led programs conducted in Italian. School groups may also book self-guided vists. Education materials are available for preparation, self-guiding and follow-up activities.

The aim of Museo Italiano is to display and interpret the experience of Italians who journeyed to Australia and settled in Victoria. The exhibition explores the themes of Departures, Making Lives, Settlement, Interactions, Identity and a Timeline that puts into context the world events alongside Australian events and the Italian Australian events in Victoria.

The Museo is located at 199 Faraday St, Carlton and was developed and produced through funding made available by the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Precinct Enhancement Fund.

Find out more about the programs for various year levels at http://www.museoitaliano.com.au/museo-italiano/schools-program.

Staff-led programs

Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Times negotiable)
Sessions: 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm.
Cost: $33 (up to 10 students) $66 (10-30 students)

Self-guided visits

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Sessions: 10.00 am, 11.00 am. 12.00 noon, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm
Cost: gratis

How to book
Bookings are essential for both staff-led and self-guided visits.
  1. To request your booking please complete the staff-led program booking form  or the self-guided visit booking form.
  2. We will contact you by email to confirm your booking or to arrange an alternative option if the date/time is unavailable.
Our booking office is open 9.00am - 5.00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. If you have any trouble using the form please contact  Maria Brancolino on 9349 9019.

Self-guided tour resources

Download tour resources here. These include an education kit, slideshows, and several resources at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels,

Carlton Tours

During 2012, Co.As.It. received funding from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship for a project which was to repurpose the Italian Carlton website and make a more friendly version of the content for iPads and iPhones.

The online site History Pin has been used to produce two virtual tours, one of Carlton in the 1950s-1960’s and the other of Carlton today.

Both tours include information in Italian and also embedded are some short interviews with local Carlton people, from the past and present.

The tours can be downloaded from:

http://www.historypin.com/channels/view/15142079/#/home

Then click on Tours, and choose the tour you want to view.

Some other useful links on the History Pin website are ideas for students to make their own tours and collections. See links below:

http://www.historypin.com/community/schools