Grace Williams works at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery leading the Contemporary Migrant Experiences Project. She works with migrant communities to develop local history collections and preserve cultural heritage by recording oral histories, producing content for online platforms, exhibitions, and programs.
In this floor talk Grace will take us through the project, providing insights into how TMAG is engaging with Tasmania’s diverse communities.
Around 12 per cent of the state’s population was born overseas, according to the 2016 census, and people from 177 different countries speaking 159 different languages now call Tasmania home.
Running over the next two years, the Contemporary Migrant Experiences Project’s primary focus is on documenting the lived experiences of migrants who have settled in the state since 2000. It will allow the TMAG collections to better reflect the cultural diversity of Tasmania’s population, and empower individuals and migrant communities to affirm and reflect their place in Tasmania, at TMAG, and in community-held collections.
This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring along non-member friends.