About ACMI

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The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is Australia's national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art.

Unique in the museum landscape in Australia, we celebrate the past, present and future of the moving image and its profound impact as it transports, challenges and entertains people of all ages and backgrounds, right across the globe. In a world transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ACMI’s purpose becomes more relevant than ever as screens take the pre-eminent role in connecting our society and communities.

Established by the Victorian Government in 2001 and located in the heart of Melbourne in Federation Square, ACMI plays a vital part in the city’s role as a global cultural destination driven by creativity and innovation. ACMI is the most successful museum of its kind in the world attracting millions of visitors to our museum and our touring exhibitions, nationally and internationally.


ACMI’s Fed Square site closed its doors in May 2019 to undergo a building-wide transformation. We are expected to reopen in 2021.

Our renewal includes:

  • a new free permanent exhibition that takes audiences on an immersive journey into the past, present and future of the moving image through interactive experiences, amazing objects and captivating stories
  • state of the art education spaces
  • a new media preservation lab
  • cinemas presenting the very best of screen culture from Australia and around the world
  • a revitalised shop, café and bar.

For regular updates and more information about our redevelopment, visit ACMI Re/new


While our home at Fed Square is closed for redevelopment, we are running a series of virtual programs for screen lovers and providing free online talks, workshops and education resources. See what's on.


Immerse yourself in the ideas behind our exhibitions, events and cinema program, and the themes that underpin screen culture. Essays, interviews, recommendations and more can be found on our Ideas page. 


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