Victorian Collections is a free, web-based, collection management and publishing system. It is a complete and industry-standard cataloguing tool for cultural organisations of all shapes and sizes. Hundreds of organisations have contributed to its growing database of objects, creating a central portal to Victoria’s rich cultural heritage and diverse histories.go to victoriancollections.net.au
The website is backed by ongoing support and training programs delivered by Museums Australia (Victoria). Workshops are held in regional and metropolitan areas throughout the state and are open to all collecting organisations.
The system was developed and is maintained by Museums Victoria’s information technology and collection management system specialists. It provides:
- A cataloguing database suitable for both first-time and advanced cataloguers.
- Safe, reliable, password-protected access.
- A secure, long-term preservation system for collection information.
- Access to the catalogue anytime, anywhere.
- Ability to attach documents, photos, oral histories and videos to collection records.
- Option to publish and share selected items online and keep some items private.
We are committed to anticipating the needs of our users and our sustained connection with the collecting sector continues to inform the development of the website.
Our stories draw inspiration from the growing pool of shared material culture on Victorian Collections. Each story brings together items gathered by different organisations, celebrating the diversity of collections held across Victoria.
Every cultural artefact has a story to tell. If you have an idea for a story drawn from Victorian Collections, please contact us to find out about becoming a guest curator.
To join Victorian Collections, fill out our application form.
View our resources pages for further information on caring for your collection or download a copy of the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual.
Image: Diathermy Equipment, W.R. Angus Collection, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village via Victorian Collections.
Victorian Collections Supporters
The Victorian Collections program is a partnership between Museums Australia (Victoria) and Museums Victoria. Funding for the program is provided by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria via the Victorian Cultural Network. The Veterans Heritage Project is funded by the Veterans Branch, Victorian Government.