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The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) is a piece of a worldwide association devoted to the welfare of the marine group. Finished in 1917, the legacy recorded Mission to Seafarers working at Melbourne’s Docklands proceeds today as a “home far from home” for visiting crew, giving administrations and offices responding to one of kind conditions of the individuals who live and work adrift.
The building is a fine case of Arts and Crafts and Spanish Mission. It is accessible for capacities and is open for expressions and social occasions as the year progressed.
The Mission has been consistently working in Melbourne since 1857 and has held a considerable measure of records that report its beneficent work, oceanic and nautical history going back to this time, which are right now housed inside the building complex. The curatorial team is in the process of digitizing and cataloguing the collection that consists of approximately 10,000 objects and items collectively assessed as being of State and National significance. Many of the photographs within the collection are over 80 years old, and several of the scrapbooks document historically significant events, providing also a snapshot of Melbourne’s social history. In digitizing the collection, the public will be able to access the entire Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s collection online – there are already several hundred records and images available for viewing on the online catalogue.
The resources raised in the campaign will be allocated in order to professionally photograph and preserve several items in the collection to museum quality. Funds will also be used to preserve and store for future display the rest of the photographic collection.
If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their Pozible page: