Eclectic, disparate, random. This is the charm of the collection, but there is also a glue – everything has a connection to Melbourne. This category offers a home to things that don’t belong to other categories, unless they are also a treasure. Often these things are artefacts and historical: Melbourne’s first brick belongs here, as does a pair of huge billboard posters from the early 1900s, advertising the wonders of electricity. Throw in the signs and trolleys of a religious proselytiser and you start to get the picture.
Miscellaneous Melbourne: if the collection has a cabinet of curiosities, this is it.