My Working Life: Stories From the Collection

Discover the cultural and social diversity of working life over the years at the Immigration Museum's latest exhibition.
Pauline De Leon
Published on November 04, 2022


Take a journey through working life over the years at the Immigration Museum's My Working Life: Stories From the Collection exhibition. Showcasing objects and projected images from the Museums Victoria collection, this installation explores the nine-to-five experiences of a range of individuals, tapping into an array of different professions, and representing cultural and social diversity within their respective fields.

The exhibition primarily focuses on showing how working experiences have shaped the way society perceives culture, sexuality and gender. Accordingly, the collection showcases snake-wrangling Scottish jillaroo Bernice Kopple, Gammin Threads Design founder Tahnee Edwards, and 1940s mum and professional pattern maker Violet Morgan — as well as Laverton pigment workers, post-WWII Italian migrant and model maker Domenico Annetta, plus former refugee and human rights lawyer Nydaol Nyuon.

Laurie Richards

"This installation reflects the Immigration Museum's ongoing exploration of identity and its ever-evolving nature based on a myriad of experiences in our journey of life," explains Rohini Kappadath, Immigration Museum's General Manager.

Dive into the stories of these diverse communities at My Working Life: Stories From the Collection, which will run until September 2023.

Museums Victoria - Supplied

Top image: Museums Victoria.


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