Jakarta Museum Presents the Fun of Virtual Reality for Islamic Travel in Australia
The Islamic Museum of Australia collaborates with the Jakarta Museum to hold a photo exhibition on the full story of Islamic travel in Australia. To feel more, visitors can take advantage of virtual reality technology.
This virtual is (like) real. So you can see from various dimensions, from several sides of how Islam entered Australia. The exhibition provides information about how Islam has developed in Australia for more than 200 years.
It starts with the arrival of Makassar people who trade tripang with indigenous Yolngu people in northern Australia and camel riders from South Asia who help develop the interior of Australia, to immigrants from all countries that make Australia their home today. The exhibition titled Boundless Plains: The Australian Muslim Connection, yesterday was officially opened until April 30. Visitors are free.
The inauguration took place yesterday. Islamic Museum of Australia CEO Ali Fahour and Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan and The Chief of Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office  Edy Junaedi did orange ribbon scissors. With his position, Fahour is in the middle, while on the left is Quinlan and Edy on the right.
They seem happy that the inauguration has been done. "Islam is a big religion in Australia and is growing rapidly at a rate of around 20 percent," Ambassador Quinlan said. "This exhibition highlights that Australia, like Indonesia, has gained a lot of strength from its multi-religious and multicultural society. More than ever, we need to develop a deeper understanding and build relationships between our communities, and especially our religious community, "he added.
Jakarta History Museum Management Unit Head,  Jakarta Provincial Tourism and Culture Office, Sri Kusumawati is pleased, the Jakarta History Museum can collaborate with the Islamic Museum of Australia and the Australian Embassy to hold the exhibition. "I hope this exhibition will create further opportunities for cultural and tourism partnerships between our two countries," he concluded.
Founded in 2010 as a non-profit community museum in Melbourne, the Islamic Museum of Australia displays a rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad. [MEL]