‘Everybody Had a Name’: Holocaust Museum to reopen

With two museums in one facility, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum caters to audiences of all ages in telling powerful survivor stories.

Following a three-year rebuild and redevelopment, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM) will welcome the public to two museums in its new facility this November.

The facility is the result of a 10-year design and planning phase led by Kerstin Thompson Architects, which also designed the multi award-winning new Bundanon Art Museum and The Bridge for Creative Learning that opened last year. MHM’s architecture is among the winners for the 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards in the category of Public Architecture. Inside MHM’s two museums at 13-15 Selwyn Street, in the inner Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick – including one tailored for younger audiences – are immersive VR (virtual reality) testimony experiences and a special memorial place.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.