ACMI - the world’s most visited moving image museum
Since we opened our doors in 2002, we’ve welcomed over 14.7 million visitors to Australia’s only museum of film, TV, videogames, digital culture and art.
Time to re/build
Screen Worlds, our free permanent exhibition opened a decade ago, just as smart phones arrived in Australia, bringing momentous change to how we engage with the moving image. It is time to renew our visitor experience across the museum to reflect the rapidly evolving world of the moving image that now impacts our lives in ways we could not have imagined.
Follow our re/development journey
Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government and the generosity of our partners, we will deliver a major redevelopment that will transform visitor experience. This site offers a behind-the-scenes look at our process as we re/construct and re/imagine our space.
Stay up to date with the latest news here.
While we are closed
While ACMI’s home at Fed Square will be closed for re/development you can still watch the very best film from Australia and around the world. From June 2019 onwards, we will be reigniting two cinemas, The Capitol and Treasury Theatre. Tickets and session times can still be found on acmi.net.au
Re/imagine our story
Help us build your new moving image museum in the heart of Melbourne.
With your support, we can keep telling Australian stories in a vibrant world-class museum of the future.
Your donation helps us re/build
What will change?
ACMI Re/new is a major transformation of our museum. When our 10-year old exhibition Screen Worlds needed to be upgraded, we were presented with a unique opportunity to redevelop and reimagine our spaces, creating a more open and welcoming environment.
A re/configured space
A dramatic transformation of our building
A ‘living staircase’ and new spaces to sit and relax in
Our cinemas presenting the very best of screen culture from Australia and around the world
A contemporary cafe and bar with new interior
A revitalised shop devoted to art and culture
New event spaces
A new exhibition to illuminate our history
A new permanent gallery 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
Playable and interactive experiences
Key moments of the moving image come to life through interactive experiences that let you animate shadows, craft optical toys, experiment with time, assemble film scenes and create soundscapes in a custom Foley studio.
State of the art education spaces
We’re focusing on the future, establishing the Gandel Digital Future Labs, two new spaces where students and teachers can access the technology and creative tools to create their own moving image works.
Bringing our collection to life
A Media Preservation Lab to keep our past alive, and bring the vital work of our collection into the public eye.