Image: Migrants in a group on the MV TOSCANA at Trieste January 1954. ANMM Collection ANMS0214[047]

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.

Plans are well advanced to substantially upgrade the museum's permanent galleries. These upgrades 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:

Marisa Chilcott, Foundation Manager 
Ph: (02) 9298 3619 or 0422345426
Email: marisa.chilcott@sea.museum

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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