Every Vietnamese Australian who arrived here as a refugee has a story to tell.
The proposed Vietnamese Museum Australia (VMA) will be a vibrant multicultural hub situated in the iconic heart of Footscray, Victoria. The museum will feature five levels, showcasing the Vietnamese journey through permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as community events.
The museum is planned to open by 2022 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Vietnamese refugee settlement in Australia.
To build the first Vietnamese Museum Australia and preserve the history, culture and retell stories of first-generation Vietnamese refugees who came to Australia.
A crucial element of the journey, a symbol of great struggle, turmoil, pain and heaviness. It also stands for the very element which has led to hope, in carrying the people to a new land.
An important part of the culture of Vietnam. Serves as a key construction material in traditional Vietnamese Architecture. It also symbolizes endurance and the essence of the Vietnamese soul: hardworking, optimism, unity, and adaptability.
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I believe that if I don't tell my story now and if nobody else does either, then no one will know our story; and our future generations will grow up missing out the little pieces of history that make them who they are.