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ACMI premieres its latest sequel

Central to the exhibition is the Lens, a free take-home device that allows visitors to virtually collect artworks and objects they resonate with as they explore.

“It might be the Mad Max Interceptor car, it might be a costume from The Favourite, it might be something that gets created in one of the interactive experiences,” explains Sedgwick.

“In a way, we’re creating our own kind of Google, but it’s driven by humans and not by algorithms.”

The pandemic also inspired the museum to expand its online offering. “We’ve set up a new Cinema 3 space, a video-on-demand cinema online. We created Gallery 5, which is a gallery space for digital online artworks; and an extension of the new centrepiece exhibition that’s almost an online magazine,” she adds.

But the most thrilling experiences are, of course, at the museum itself, where you can literally get a grasp on film.

One particularly special feature is the Memory Garden, which invites you to hold home movies from the ACMI Collection in the palm of your hand.

“Your hand becomes the screen and cradles those memories,” says Sedgwick. “I think that’s really beautiful.”

More in Melbourne this month

Live at the Bowl

Ocean Alley, The Avalanches and comedian Hannah Gadsby are some of the acts bringing live entertainment back to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Imaginaria

This high-tech play experience takes you on an hour-long walk where your senses are treated to stunning audio-visual displays.

Because the Night

Catch this immersive performance at Malthouse Theatre for moving storytelling that plays out around you.

Discover Melbourne’s best events at whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/FOMO

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