The Islamic Museum of Australia first opened its doors to the public in 2014. The building was originally an old water bottling factory that has now been transformed into an educational and multifunctional space aimed to foster community connections. The façade of the museum features Arabic calligraphy translating to ‘Narrate the stories that they may reflect’, a hint to what lies within the walls. The museum is wrapped in a rusted Corten Steel veil that reflects the beautiful copper coloured sand of the Australian desert punctured with dots inspired by Indigenous dot art. When looked at afar, the dot art features camels walking through the Australian desert, paying homage to the Cameleers of the 19th century.
Merging Australian and Islamic architecture, illustrating the roots of Australian Muslim history
Explore inside Australia’s first Islamic Museum
Images courtesy Islamic Museum of Australia, photo: Misheye.
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