The Foundling Archive is a museum without walls.  We celebrate community on its own terms.

 

 

Through oral history, film, photography and illustration, we make little projects with big voices. We develop exhibitions, publications, events and podcasts that look at Australian life past and present through the perspective of everyday Australians.

The idea is to merge the sociological, the political and historical with the personal. We ask contributors to think about what is often dismissed as normal or ordinary and to talk about what frustrates them, their hopes for themselves -and the Nation, what they wish we could change and what they wish we had retained.

 Our mission is to communicate experience, provoke discussion and inspire thoughtful debate to investigate what it means to be Australian. 

We are an independent, not for profit, social history organisation, based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

 

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Sydney Road Festival 2014. Brunswick, Victoria

 

Past Community Partnerships Include:

  • City of Melbourne

  • City of Whittlesea

  • City of Moreland

  • City of Ballarat

  • Bland Shire

  • Fawkner Community House

  • Jewish Lesbian Association of Victoria

  • Griffin Speak spoken word

  • Culture Victoria

  • All The Best podcast and radio show

  • Public Records Office Victoria

  • Vietnam Veterans Association

  • Storytellers Victoria 

  • Sydney Road Street Traders

  • Save Brunswick Alliance

  • Jewish Holocaust Centre

  • Asian Australian Democracy Caucus

  • Proud to Play

  • White Night Melbourne

  • Federation Square Melbourne

  • Fawkner Library

  • Channel 31 TV

  • Storywise

  • Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade

  • Brunswick historical Society

  • Museo Italiano

  • Southern Cross Residential Care (Keon Park)

  • Northcote Social Club

  • Bob Hawke Senior Citizens Centre

  • Brunswick East Primary School

  • Bonswick Street Traders

  • Anderson Road Traders 

  • Belgrave Heights Primary School

  • St Matthews Primary School Fawkner

  • St Gabriel’s Primary School Reservoir

  • Parents of Gender-Diverse Children Org. 

  • Oral History Victoria     

  • Brunswick Historical Society

  • Co. As.It, Museo Italiano

  • Southern Cross Residential Care (Keon Park)

  • Northcote Social Club

  • Bob Hawke Senior Citizens Centre

  • Brunswick East Primary School

  • Student Conservators for East Timor

  • City Library, Melbourne

  • Mercy College

  • Moreland Quilt