Ways To Be Muslim

30 April 2018

A new exhibition that aims to broaden the perception of the Muslim identity through the voices of young people, is now open at the Islamic Museum of Australia. Reinventing Peter Drew’s street campaign 1.6 Billion Ways To Be Muslim with photography and videography, the ‘Ways to be Muslim’ exhibition follows six young, Australian Muslims on their journey to find out the number of ways.

The exhibition features submissions from a 2017 competition by Muslim Collective and the Islamic Museum of Australia to capture reflections on Muslim identity through the answer to the question, ‘What does being Muslim mean to you?’  

All part of a public program for the Ways to be Muslim campaign, the exhibition features the different perspectives of everyday Australian Muslims in an effort to raise awareness and celebrate diversity within our Muslim communities.

In addition to the exhibition, the Museum is running a professional development seminar on contemporary Islam in Australia for primary, secondary and tertiary level teachers and service delivery professionals working with the Muslim community, including  students.

Led by Sherene Hassan OAM, Education Director, Islamic Museum of Australia, Reem Sweid, Project Manager and Phd candidate at Deakin University and Nur Shkembi, exhibition curator and Phd candidate at the University of Melbourne, the seminar will offer a fully guided tour and curated floor talk on the exhibition.

Register for the professional development session on Wednesday 9 May 2018, 5.30 – 8.30pm, and don’t miss the exhibition before it closes on 8 July 2018, both located at the Islamic Museum of Australia, 15 Anderson Rd, Thornbury, Melbourne.

Ways to be Muslim is a project funded by the Victorian Government through the Community Resilience Grants of the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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