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Image of a male ballet dancer (Li Cunxin)

Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition

Discover the incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist. Features rare interviews, footage and personal artefacts in this intimate portrait.

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Children playing backgammon

School holiday activities

Be transported to a Turkish yuva these school holidays.

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Man standing at a dance bar

In Conversation with Li Cunxin

Join us for a one hour live discussion with Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, and subject of Mao’s Last Dancer, the Exhibition, Li Cunxin.

Ebru work by Oznur Ates

Ebru Workshops

Try your hand at the Turkish art of hand-marbling paper.

Ballet dancers on stage

Queensland Ballet at the Immigration Museum

Celebrate the final weekend of Mao's Last Dancer, the Exhibition with a special visit from Queensland Ballet and Artistic Director Li Cunxin.

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Toddles dancing

Tiny Dancers

Dance and dream big!

Women dressed in red, white, black and gold costumes, dancing in a circle


What does it mean to be Turkish in Australia today?

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Women and Words

Blue Black Beatz

Blue Black Beatz brings afro sounds to Immigration Museum for Melbourne Music Week.

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Woman at a dance bar

Ballet for Seniors

Experience the joy of movement!

Three sessions available: 10.00am led by Li Cunxin, 12.30pm led by Queensland Ballet EdSquad


Under the Olive Tree

Embark on a far-ranging journey of sound and musical traditions with a concert of Arabic and Jewish music.

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Sarah’s Story

Hi, I’m Sarah Qumbri and this is my story.

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Man dancing

Wellness with Gilles Chuyen

Workshops exploring mindfulness through yoga and meditation and physical wellbeing through Bollywood Dancing


Yoga and Meditation workshop

Explore mindfulness through yoga

Bollywood Dancing workshop

Exploring physical wellbeing through Bollywood Dancing

visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

The Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.

One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.


The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

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Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what – and who – could enter Victoria.