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 the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria. Workshops are held online and in regional and metropolitan areas throughout the state and are open to all Victorian collecting organisations with publicly accessible collections.
The system was developed and is maintained by Museums Victoria’s information technology and collection management system specialists. It provides:
- A collection management system suitable for both first-time and advanced users.
- 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 history and 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 submit a ticket to the Victorian Collections Helpdesk to find out about becoming a guest curator.
View our resources pages for further information on caring for your collection or download a copy of the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual.
Workshops and Training
Victorian Collections offers a suite of training workshops both online and/or throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. These hands-on workshops guide attendees through the process of cataloguing with the Victorian Collections system, and introduce the principles of collection management, digitisation, and discoverability and accessibility.Events pageFor upcoming Workshop dates and Bookings see our
For more information, contact the Victorian Collections team by submitting a ticket to the Victorian Collections Helpdesk.
Image: Diathermy Equipment, W.R. Angus Collection, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village via Victorian Collections.
Victorian Collections Supporters
The Victorian Collections program is a partnership between the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria and Museums Victoria. Funding for the program is provided by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria via the Victorian Cultural Network.