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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is taking place from Monday, October 19 until Sunday, October 25. It is a multi-format festival that is dedicated to the latest trends, ideas and innovations of the knowledge sector.

There will be a host of workshops, classes and events during the week that like-minded thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals can enjoy.

Melbourne Knowledge Week will focus on five categories, including innovation and technology, design and urban planning, community learning, health and medical and creative culture.

Knowledge Week is designed to promote and strengthen Melbourne’s knowledge sector. It might be a brainy event, but the variety of events on offer sound intriguing (and plenty of them are free!).

Visit www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/whatson/knowledgeweek to see the program.

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

The Immigration Museum has teamed up with the AFL to present a photographic exhibition that celebrates the cultural diversity in football.

Rare photos will be on display from private and official AFL collections. Australian football has always had the power to bring people together, and this exhibition shows how multicultural communities have helped to shape the game.

Multiculturalism in Australian Football is open daily from 10am-5pm until October 31, 2015 at the Immigration Museum. For more information, visit www.museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great

This exhibition showcases some of the world’s greatest art collections. More than 450 pieces from The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg are on display at the National Gallery of Victoria until November 8.

The Hermitage Museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, and is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.

Catherine the Great personally collected the works that are featured in the exhibition.
Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, said that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for Victorians to experience the work of great European masters.

Visit www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/masterpieces-from-the-hermitage for more information.

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