CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano exhibition virtual reality tour
CO.AS.IT.’s online Museo Italiano virtual reality tour offers a unique opportunity to experience a personal tour of Carlton’s renowned Museo Italiano exhibition anytime from the comfort of your computer or personal device.
Established in 2010 and located in the heart of Carlton, the Museo Italiano is the only permanent exhibition of its kind in Australia. Featuring rare objects, images, and stories from the CO.AS.IT. Italian Historical Society Collection, and engaging multimedia presentations the exhibition celebrates Italian immigration and its invaluable contribution to the development of Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia.
Special features of this personalised tour include highlights from the 1962 film, The Spag by highly acclaimed Italian-born Director Giorgio Mangiamele. Recognised as one of the first films made in Victoria by a migrant about the migrant experience, The Spag was filmed in the local streets of Carlton and tells the story of a newspaper boy working to support his widowed mother. The film is neorealist in style and features the Australian actor Terry Donovan when he was a young boy.
Wander through the exhibition spaces at your own pace and discover the special stories behind some of the fascinating objects on display.
A unique immersive experience, the CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano Online Virtual Reality Tour is available to enjoy at any time and from anywhere on the CO.AS.IT. Melbourne website.
Images: (1) CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, 2022. Photo: CO.AS.IT. (2) CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano Exhibition Settlement Section, 2022. Photo CO.AS.IT. (3) CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano Screening of highlights of G. Mangiamele's "The Spag". Photo: CO.AS.IT.
Time & Date
Available online from CO.AS.IT. Melbourne website anytime.
CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053