The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a world first, state-of-the-art facility for exhibiting, promoting and preserving Victorian, Australian and international screen content, including film, television, games, video and digital media. ACMI is a museum, a library, an arts centre, a gallery, an education centre and a studio.
ACMI presents a unique program of exhibitions, films, talks, forums, education programs, production workshops, community activities and lending services.
Located at Federation Square, ACMI opened in October 2002 housing:
- The world's largest screen gallery (over 1,500 square metres);
- Two multi-format cinemas; and
- Hands-on interactive, education and production zones.
The permanent exhibition, Screen Worlds, opened in 2009 and tells the story of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital media. The Australian Mediatheque, a national screen culture resource centre, also launched in 2009. In April 2016, co-working space ACMI X was opened in Southbank. ACMI X provides office space to individuals, collectives and businesses working with the moving image. ACMI is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar makeover which will transform it into one of the world’s most innovative museums.
Key Facts 2018-19
- Total income - $38.1 million
- Value of assets (land, buildings & equipment) - $8.1 million
- Value of collections - $9.4 million
- Creative Victoria's annual operating appropriation - $30.7 million (including additional project operating funding)
- Creative Victoria's capital appropriation -$7.2 million
- Number of attendances - 2.5 million
- Number of website visits - 1.6 million
- Number of participants in education programs - 57,921
- Number of employees - 137 full-time equivalent
- Number of members / friends - 2,200
- Number of volunteer hours - 6,912 (equivalent to 909 full-time days)