Our new centrepiece exhibition

The Story of the Moving Image

Journey through the past, present and future of the moving image through interactive experiences, digital innovation and captivating stories.

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Zhang Ziyi in 2046

Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

18 Feb – 10 Mar 2021
Focus season

See eleven heartachingly gorgeous films by the peerless Hong Kong director in our state-of-the-art cinemas. Tickets on sale now.

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Barka-Darling river, Barkandji country - Darling Darling

Gabriella Hirst: Darling Darling

18 Feb – 30 May 2021
Ian Potter Moving Image Commission 2020

Gabriella Hirst's two-channel videoart piece compares the precise and elaborate care taken to preserve colonial paintings of the Australian landscape with the real-world preservation of the Darling-Barka region (Murray Darling Basin).

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Don't miss

The cast of Shoplifters

Cinema 3

Fuel your passion for film. Rent and stream new releases, classics and revivals of our past programs on demand.

Enter Cinema 3
Still from 'content' - Matthew Griffin selfie kitten

Gallery 5

Explore art that reflects, celebrates and interrogates the internet and digital culture through a series of free virtual exhibitions and performances.

Enter Gallery 5

Browse the collection

Discover the old and new, unique and nostalgic in our ever-evolving collection of objects and works from the universe of screen culture.

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Student playing Tetris at ACMI


Our current education program features virtual lessons, exhibition visits, professional learning for teachers, and learning resources for use at home or the classroom.

Schools & Teachers
2001: A Space Odyssey - hallway scene

Stories & Ideas

Explore the themes behind the screens with articles, interviews, recorded talks and more.

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Go even deeper

The Story of the Moving Image online experience

Discover how screen culture has shaped who we are, how we see ourselves and how the world sees us.

My Survival As An Aboriginal (1979) - Essie Coffey

The ACMI story so far

From humble beginnings to a universe of screen culture, find out how we became the most visited moving image museum in the world.

Our history
Annabelle Butterfly Dance  Thomas Edison, USA, 1897 Library of Congress Photographs of hand coloured nitrate print by Barbara Flueckiger
Dessert by Karen Martini- photograph by Pete Tarasiuk

Food & Drink

Film, food, art, music and people come together in the city's newest dining destination, Hero, at Fed Square – bookings now open.

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ACMI branded items - styled by Melinda King, photography by Gareth Sobey


Melbourne's favourite shop dedicated to all things moving image. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.

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