Islamic Museum of Australia
Address: 15A Anderson Rd, Thornbury, Victoria 3071
Freecall: 1300 915 171
The Islamic Museum of Australia is a not-for-profit foundation founded in May 2010 with the purpose of establishing the first Islamic Museum in Australia. It aims to showcase the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display of various artworks and historical artefacts.
The Museum is the first centre of its kind in Australia and showcases a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles. Islamic arts date back to the seventh century with the advent of Islam, and include the different artistic styles and cultural influences of various empires that came under Islamic rule, such as Spanish and Persian influences. The Museum also aims to promote new and established Islamic artists, both local and international.
The effort to establish this purpose-built Islamic Museum is geared towards sharing the artistic and historical achievements of Muslims internationally, and more importantly, in Australia. It also provides unique cross-cultural and educational services offering fascinating insights into the Muslim Australian experience for visitors and school groups.
The Islamic Museum of Australia looks to continue the proud tradition that Australia, and namely the State of Victoria, have lead in becoming the Multicultural Hub of the world. This is through working with communities, cultures, faiths and developing centres to educate.
The project is spearheaded by a group of Melbourne Muslims and seeks to showcase the community's cultural contribution in a mainstream museum setting.
The Museum opened on the 3rd of March 2014.
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Children six and under are free!
Discount applies to students and concession holders.
- Bicycle rack
- Car park
- Child activities
- Conference/convention facilities
- Parking for the disabled
- Interactive centre
- Tour desk
- Art and craft
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