About ACMI

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About ACMI

ACMI is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art – at the heart of Melbourne in Fed Square.

Museum

Our museum is home to Australia’s premier moving image collection, spanning screen culture history and available to discover at our Australian Mediatheque. Visitors can explore our free, interactive Screen Worlds exhibition and an ever-changing program of world class exhibitions, including many Australian exclusives. Along with a packed calendar of talks and performances, workshops and school holiday programs, there’s always something new to see or do at ACMI.

Cinemas

All year round ACMI screens quality contemporary and classic films in our state-of-the-art cinemas. Grab a glass of wine or some cinema snacks from our Café & Bar, and head upstairs for the best independent Australian and international films for adults and families.

Ideas

Immerse yourself in the ideas behind our exhibitions, events and cinema program, and the themes that underpin screen culture. 

ACMI X

ACMI is also the creative hub for many moving image artists at our co-working space ACMI X.

Our mission

To enrich our lives and foster our creative industries by illuminating the moving images and technologies that define our age.

Our vision is clear

We want to be the leading global museum of the moving image – across art, film & TV, games, digital culture and emerging forms.

We aim to connect makers, thinkers, viewers and players in a vibrant space - both physical and digital - that embraces the future, understands the past and unlocks new types of creativity.

We strive to enable dynamic access to our collections, resources and stories, fostering participation and collaboration for the creative industries and the public at large.

We work to empower our community to become creative and critical consumers and producers of the moving image.

We believe

the moving image is accessible to all.

We invite and welcome visitors and colleagues from all walks of life to contribute to and feel ownership of our institution.

innovation requires experimentation and risk taking.

We enable a culture that embraces creative risk taking,  supporting bold ideas and new voices with energy and commitment.

collaboration enables real accomplishment.

We foster and value partnerships working collegially with our colleagues inside and outside the organisation with openness honesty and transparency.

creative expression takes diverse forms.

We support freedom of expression and embrace diversity by being inclusive, fair and respectful.

in working together with integrity and respect.

We are fair and trustworthy in all of our dealings, we are honest and clear with compassion and empathy, and we respect diversity and difference.