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Jewish Museum of Australia

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  • St Kilda
Jewish Museum Melbourne
Photograph: Mitch Moore

Time Out says

The history (and future) of Melbourne's Jewish community vividly told

Using interactive displays, prized artefacts and a rich program of educational events, this museum tells the moving and inspirational tales of Melbourne and Australia's Jewish community from the earliest days of European settlement. A special chapter of the Museum dedicated to Holocaust history has survivors sharing their stories, while elsewhere you'll find respected contemporary art exhibitions and displays and celebrations of Judaism's rich calendar of festivals and holy days.


26 Alma Rd
St Kilda
Nearby stations: Windsor
Opening hours:
Tue-Thu 10am-4pm; Sun 10am-5pm; closed Jewish holidays

What’s on

Helmut Newton: In Focus

  • Photography

The Jewish Museum of Australia is presenting works from one of the world's most risqué fashion photographers in Helmut Newton: In Focus, a definitive exploration of the work of German-born, and one-time Melbourne-based photographer Helmut Newton.  Once dubbed the 'king of kink', Helmut Newton was once one of the 20th century's most provocative and prolific fashion photographers. Shooting fashion royalty like Claudia Schiffer and Grace Jones, Newton is known for his collaborations with international magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair. Helmut: In Focus is a collaborative exhibition between the Jewish Museum of Australia and Photo 2022 International Festival of Photography and allows the general public to view Newton's expansive photography portfolio, but also dive deep into his Jewish roots and early life.  Helmut Newton: In Focus brings together fashion, photography and visual arts audiences alike.

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