Governor’s Multicultural Award for 2019

The History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum wins Governor’s Multicultural Award for 2019

We are delighted to let you know that the Migration Museum was announced the winner of the 2019 Governor’s Multicultural Award in the Public Sector Award category. The award recognises the Migration Museum’s work in promoting cultural diversity in South Australia.

Director of the Migration Museum, Mandy Paul, said the Award was recognition of the museum’s continuous work for over three decades telling the story of all South Australians. “The Migration Museum was the first museum in the world to adopt the theme of migration,” said Ms Paul. “Our role is to promote the richness of diversity, and to preserve and share South Australia’s migration history, including the impact of migration and colonisation on First Nations Peoples in South Australia.

“We are incredibly proud of the stories we tell and the memories we hold on behalf of so many communities.”

The Migration Museum includes permanent exhibitions and temporary displays in its location in Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. With more than 200 000 visitors each year, including hundreds of community groups and families, it is also the location of the Migration Museum Foundation’s Settlement Square paver program, where more than 2,500 migrant families are honoured in the red bricks of the Museum’s courtyard.

History Trust of South Australia CEO, Greg Mackie OAM, and Chair of Trustees, Elizabeth Ho OAM, paid tribute to the Migration Museum’s team of curators, educators, volunteers and those behind the scenes as they celebrate the Award. “We couldn’t deliver such an important element of South Australia’s cultural tapestry without the exceptional passion and commitment of everyone involved in the Migration Museum, from curators to museum officers to volunteers,” said Mr Mackie. “This Award celebrates not only cultural diversity, but also the work our teams do to support South Australia’s multicultural agenda,” said Ms Ho.

In 2020 the museum continues to document and share the state’s migration history with partnerships with organisations to showcase the contribution of culturally diverse communities to our state, and when possible, will continue to engage with more than ten thousand school-age students who participate in the museum’s curriculum-based education programs.