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Australian Muslim History Gallery upgrade has commenced

The Islamic Museum of Australia is excited to announce work has started on the Australian Muslim History Gallery upgrade.

The Australian Muslim History Gallery has always been one of the most popular and impactful displays in the Museum.

The exhibition experience takes Museum guests across the country and beyond to discover and explore a lesser known part of Australian history. The Gallery’s transformation will create a more immersive and engaging experience for guests, underpinned by new technologies and audio-visuals. The technology upgrade also serves another purpose – enabling us to synch content from the Museum to a new online education platform. Museum and school educators will be able to present this content in schools nationally. School educators will also have access curriculum-linked activities which span across areas including civics and citizenship, history and intercultural capability.

The Museum reopens on 3 November 2021. While the Australian Muslim History gallery will remain closed to the public for renovations, our other galleries will be open and available, including our Australian Muslim Artists exhibition. The upgraded gallery will re-open to the public in January 2022.

Regular guests to the Museum need not worry! All of your favourite Australian Muslim History stories will still be here after the upgrade, we’re just shaping an even better experience!

If you have questions regarding the upgrade including the new education platform, please contact us. Check out some preliminary design concepts of the new Australian Muslim History Gallery below. Learn more about our other galleries and temporary exhibitions or check out our YouTube channel to see more Australian Muslim History content including interviews and oral histories.

We thank the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment for supporting the new education platform and upgraded technology at the Islamic Museum of Australia’s Australian Muslim History Gallery.

Design Concepts

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