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Limited Availability Alert! Our Levels 9 – 12 program is fully booked for Terms 1 and 2. Contact education@mhm.org.au for small group bookings of 25 or less or to join the waitlist. Term 3 and 4 sessions are also filling fast; secure your spot now!

Students from Heritage College participating in In Touch with Memory program.

In Touch with Memory allows students to personalise history and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust through individual lenses. 

By engaging in our Everybody Had a Name exhibition and investigating historical artefacts, students get to explore the lives of Melbourne-based Holocaust survivors. 

They will understand the relevance – and importance – of learning about the Holocaust in today’s world. Be inspired by the survivors’ bravery, fairness, kindness, hope and perspective. And reflect on our roles as individuals – and the impact of our choices on the people around us.  

 

This program:  

  • Follows our ‘safely in, safely out, and safely throughout’ policy 
  • Ensures age-appropriate engagement with the Holocaust 
  • Is aligned to the Victorian curriculum  
  • Can be tailored to your unit of work   
  • Is delivered by our expert Holocaust educators 

Program details

 Cost $15 per student (discounts to eligible schools, please enquire)
Duration  2 hours 15 minutes
Sessions  Monday to Friday 9.45 am – 12:00 pm, or 12.15 pm – 2.30 pm
Group size 120 max
 Year levels 9-12 (available for Level 8 on request)
Enquiry  education@mhm.org.au or (03) 9528 1985

 


Please note Education Bookings for 2025 will open on Monday 7th October 2024.

Enquire now

 

 

Program structure

After an introduction from a museum educator, students receive a guided experience of the Everybody Had a Name exhibition. They then participate in an object-enquiry workshop, where they critically engage with high-quality replicas from our museum collection. Students are encouraged to identify the objects and associate them with the key Holocaust themes that we discuss.

When possible, students also get to meet with a survivor and engage in a Q&A session.  

Throughout the program, students have ample opportunities for reflection and discussion.  

Curriculum links

  • Critical and creative thinking capability

    Questions and Possibilities  

    1. Examine how different kinds of questions can be used to identify and clarify information, ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ021)  
    2. Experiment with alternative ideas and actions by setting preconceptions to one side (VCCCTQ022)  
    1. Identify and form links and patterns from multiple information sources to generate non-routine ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ023) 

    Reasoning  

    1. Investigate common reasoning errors including contradiction and inconsistency, and the influence of context (VCCCTR024)  
    2. Consider the importance of giving reasons and evidence and how the strength of these can be evaluated (VCCCTR025)  
    3. Consider when analogies might be used in expressing a point of view and how they should be expressed and evaluated (VCCCTR026)  
  • English

    Literacy: Interpreting, analysing, evaluating  

    1. Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers (VCELY345)  
    2. Select, navigate and read increasingly complex texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies to recall information and consolidate meaning (VCELY346)  
    3. Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347)  

The stories that were told, the objects shown, as well as the underlying messages that were brought forward. They could simply not be taught or found elsewhere. It really was an experience that was very informative.”

Year 12 student, Mazenod College

Booking information

  • Terms and conditions

    • A tax invoice will be issued on the day of your visit and is payable within 7-days of the invoice date.
    • MHM are committed to the Child Safety Standards, through MHM Child and Young People Safety Wellbeing Policy and Code of Conduct Melbourne Holocaust Museum is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Melbourne Holocaust Museum has zero tolerance for child abuse. All visitors, including education institutions are required to comply with these standards.
    • In line with education.vic.gov.au guidelines for local excursions, regular class teacher-participant ratios with an additional accompanying staff member or 1:20 staff-participant ration with a minimum of 2 staff is required.
    • Whilst visiting the museum the education institution is responsible for the supervision and behaviour of participants throughout the museum, including during the workshop, and the MHM staff and volunteers are the guest presenters.
    • The education institution is responsible for the safe transportation of participants to and from the MHM facility.
    • Due to the fragile nature of our displays and for security reasons, bags are not permitted into the museum. A condition of entry to the MHM is that any bags brought with you may be subject to inspection by our security personnel. A holding area is available for bags and other items to be left at the owners’ risk. Should you require to have personal items with you during your visit this must be disclosed to security upon arrival.
    • Participants are not permitted to consume or carry food and beverages on site.
    • Your booking may be amended by the MHM subject to availability.
    •  In the event a survivor is unavailable to speak in your program, we will utilise an alternative program.
    • Should we be unable to deliver your onsite or outreach program, we will replace it at the scheduled date and time with a virtual workshop unless you advise us otherwise.
    •  The MHM reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who fails to comply with the above terms and conditions.
  • Changes, cancellations and no-shows

    • Full cancellation can be made until 21-days prior to booking.
    • Cancellations made within 21-days of booking will result in the full fee charge for the numbers booked. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
    • Reductions to participant numbers can be made until 7-days prior to booking with no charge.Visits will be charged as per the numbers on record 7-days prior to your visit.
    • Cancellation or change of date made within 21-days of booking will result in the full charge for the numbers on record. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
    • Two date changes are permitted free of charge. Additional date changes will incur a $50 administration fee.
    • No show of a group will result in the full charge to the institution. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
    • In compliance with OH+S regulations you must not bring a greater number of attendees than you have booked for. Please contact prior to the day in relation to additional participants, MHM will accommodate wherever possible.
  • Risk assessment

  • Preparing for your visit

    To help you plan your visit and make the most of your experience at our museum, we’ve put together some important information for school groups. 

    Read our visit planning guide for schools