About the exhibition

Now showing

Identity: yours, mine, ours is an exhibition at the Immigration Museum. It is about identity – who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia.

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The exhibition focuses on how our cultural heritage, languages, beliefs, and family connections influence our self-perceptions and our perceptions of other people – perceptions that can lead to discovery, confusion, prejudice and understanding.

Engaging personal stories, intriguing objects, compelling images and interactive multimedia experiences invite visitors to find connections with others, as well as challenge the assumptions we make about each other every day. Visitors are encouraged to share their own stories, affirm their own identities and celebrate diversity in our community.

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To generate interest in the exhibition we took to the streets of Melbourne (Little Collins Street to be precise) with photographer Scottie Cameron in March 2011. We asked people to have their photo taken as part of this gallery of image and tell us when they felt they belonged and what their identity was. The response was great - take a look at the images.

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What shapes your identity?

I respect others by making they feel comfortable.

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