World Bulletin / News Desk
Austalia officially opened its first ever Islamic Museum on Monday in Melbourne, presenting a unique insight into slamic culture and civilization in order to address the many misconceptions prevelant in society.
“I think art is more universal and can really bring people from all faiths and cultures together and once you learn and understand you'll actually celebrate these differences,” Moustafa Fahour, the Islamic museum co-founder, told ABC news, adding it's about creating a “fusion between Australian infrastructure but a lot of Islamic principles, from traditional calligraphy to geometric tile patterns.”
The $10 million project includes many galleries and exhibition displays dedicated to Islamic creed, engineering, architecture and arts, working to enhance “the social cohesive and multicultural landscape,” of Australia, Fahour said, as well as providing “a window into the Islamic life and the Australian Muslim history and contributions they've made to Australia and to civilization.”
The opening of the museum was attended by many notables including Yusuf Islam, formerly known as the musician Cat Stevens. “It is a fantastic project and it is going to grow… it is just going to grow”, Yusuf Islam was quoted by SBS.
Schools in particular are expected to benefit from the new facility, with many school trips already booked.Last Mod: 04 Mart 2014, 12:33