The Documentation Centre

Located at the REAIE Office in Melbourne, the Documentation Centre holds a variety of documentation, including projects, daily journals and a selection of resource books.

The Documentation Centre is a place where REAIE Members and visitors can enjoy focused discussion and dialogue, resulting in inspiration and transformation of practice.

During the times that the Documentation Centre is open, a member of the REAIE committee will be available to facilitate further discussion and collaboration.

Visiting the Documentation Centre

LOCATION: Rooms 2125 & 2132 – Level 2 – 442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia 3122

Open days

REAIE hosts a number of open days and twilight openings of the Documentation Centre each year. Bookings are required and members can attend free of charge.

Private bookings

It is also possible for members to book a separate time to visit the Documentation Centre, particularly if there is a group of people wishing to come together such as a Network Group, Centre or School. These sessions by appointment must be booked through the REAIE office and dates can be negotiated according to the availability of an REAIE facilitator.

Contributions welcome!

When visiting the Documentation Centre you will notice some panels that reflect the history of REAIE. This is the beginning of a Research Project tracing the early beginnings of the organisation and what and how it has evolved. We invite you to be part of this project by contributing memorabilia, photographs and reflections. It has been over 20 years since Jan Millikan first explored the Pedagogical Approach of Reggio Emilia with Australian educators and we are very keen to develop an accurate history to honour this important collaboration.

Whilst this initiative is now open to the members, we do consider it to be a work in progress and will enjoy watching it grow and change over time. We would be delighted if you have a project or something of interest which you have documented which could be added to the collection. Wherever possible, it would be preferable, to have a copy that we could keep, rather than it being on loan. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed pieces for the Documentation Centre which have been entrusted into our care.

Please note:

  • No photography is permitted in the Documentation Centre
  • Documentation pieces may not be copied or removed from the room.

If you are interested in making a booking for the Documentation Centre for your school/centre please click the button below to submit a request.