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Muslim Museums: Curating Islam in Multicultural Societies

Muslim Museums: Curating Islam in Multicultural Societies

This project aims to determine how contemporary Muslim communities use museums as a medium to think about and display their collective identities in non-Muslim-majority societies.

Drawing on a comparative ethnographic study of Muslim-led museums across Australia, Europe, and North America, the project expects to generate new knowledge about how Muslim communities collect, curate, and exhibit their heritage in a comparative frame. Outcomes include the first transnational study of Muslim museums and a radio documentary on the Islamic Museum of Australia. Anticipated benefits include a greater understanding of the experiences of communities in caring for their heritage and improved competency in displaying multicultural heritage in museums.


Dr Virginie Rey

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Project Funding

This project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).


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