ACMI renewal plans

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ACMI is undergoing a $40 million visionary transformation, thanks to generous support from the Victorian Government and our partners.

We love our current spaces just as much as you, but screen culture has come a long way since we opened in 2002. Our free centrepiece exhibition, Screen Worlds, is older than the advent of smartphones and needs urgent renewal to keep up with the massive shifts in screen technologies.

This multi-million-dollar makeover will transform ACMI into the world’s leading museum for screen culture, education and innovation through a renewal project that will overhaul our permanent exhibition, dramatically improve the visitor experience, integrate cutting-edge technology and expand our education programs.

You can expect all new free exhibition spaces brimming with imaginative stories; immersive, playful experiences and technology which allows you to take your favourite parts from your visit home; a media preservation lab keeping our past alive; and education labs inspiring the next generation of screen creatives. We will return with a contemporary cafe and bar, foyer spaces to slow down and relax in, and a specialist shop for all your screen culture needs.

We are thrilled that the Victorian Government is acknowledging our role in driving Victoria’s reputation as the home of innovation and creativity through this important investment.

We can’t wait to share this journey with you.

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