Image: Migrants in a group on the MV TOSCANA at Trieste January 1954. ANMM Collection ANMS0214
The Migration Heritage Fund supports to Museum’s efforts to share the national migration story. The current priority is raising funds for the exhibition A Mile in My Shoes in January 2021.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of Australia’s migration history, located within sight of the docks where new arrivals first set foot on Australian soil for over a hundred years.
Census data reveals that in 2016 nearly half of all Australians were either born overseas or had at least one parent who was born overseas. With more than 300 languages spoken in our homes, over 100 religions and more than 300 different ancestries, Australia's cultural diversity is rich.
Migration stories are currently told at the museum through permanent galleries, collections, exhibitions, education programs (onsite and online), the Welcome Wall, an active research and publications program, and the critically acclaimed rooftop video projection Waves of Migration.
The Museum has plans to enhance the national migration story through acquisitions, exhibitions and a substantial upgrade to the museum's permanent galleries. These enhancements will be assisted by The Migration Heritage Fund, which ensures our migration stories are told meaningfully and through as wide a range of media as possible.
Donate now - your generous gift will allow development and expansion of our migration programs to strengthen visitors' understanding of our rich migration history.
For more information contact:
Ph: (02) 9298 3619
Honour a refugee or new arrival
The museum is partnering with a not-for-profit organisation to honour refugees and other new arrivals to Australia with an inscription on the wall.
The National Maritime Collection includes many remarkable objects given to the museum by generous donors. Further information on how to donate to the collection.
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