The Story of the Moving Image

Welcome to our free online experience

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

Painting the Bush Mechanics car

Event highlights

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Cinema 3

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

Enter Cinema 3
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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
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Online education

Our new education program features virtual lessons, talks and learning resources for home and in the classroom.

Schools & Teachers
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Stories & Ideas

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

Explore all

We can't wait to welcome you back in 2021

In 2019 we embarked on a $40million redevelopment project to reimagine our museum and create a more open and welcoming environment, enhance our learning spaces and showcase new innovations in moving image technology.

Our renewal

The ACMI story so far

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

Our history
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Dr Christian Thompson AO

ACMI on YouTube

Tune into discussions on screen culture with some of the world's leading watchers, makers and players.

Watch now
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Collections & Preservation

Delve into our collection and find out how we are preserving Australia’s digital culture and moving image history.

Learn more


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

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