31 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Islamic Museum fieldtrip – How can we be better allies?


MCN_logoOver the last year or so it seems racist rhetoric has hit fever pitch… with direct consequences being felt in Muslim communities across the country. From abuse on public transport to mosques being vandalised.

Many of us have asked the question – How can we stand in solidarity?

Melbourne Campaigners’ Network invites you to join this field trip to the Islamic museum.

We will meet at 1245pm for a 1pm tour. The tour takes around an hour (or more if we want to wander the galleries) and we will reconvene for coffee and cake and a chat about what we’ve seen and how we’d like to improve our environmental and social justice work to better support other communities facing challenges.

We’ve made this one of our family friendly MCN timeslots for the year. Hopefully your small people might find things of interest in the Museum.

Location:  Islamic Museum, 15A Anderson Rd, Thornbury
Time:  Saturday 11 April, 12:45pm for 1pm tour; allow up to 3pm to include discussion after the tour. 
Cost:  $12 per person ($1.71 extra booking fee). Please note, due to administrative time and cost we can’t refund purchased tickets if you don’t attend. If you let us know in advance we can give you credit for a future MCN event. 
RSVP & further info:  Grab a ticket below, say you’re coming on Facebook and post any queries there. 

**Hot tip: it is right near a lovely walk on the Merri creek and has an award winning chef in the restaurant out the back so might be a nice place to grab lunch first as well**

About the Islamic Museum

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.

This will be the first centre of its kind in Australia and will showcase a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles. Islamic arts date back to the 7th 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 will also provide unique cross-cultural and educational services offering fascinating insights into the Muslim Australian experience for visitors and school groups.

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