The launch of the exhibition was a celebrated achievement for the entire Kurdish community.
Image: Jon Augier
Source: Museum Victoria
Survival of a Culture: Kurds in Australia is an exhibition exploring how the Kurdish culture has survived through adversity, and the traditions that Kurds proudly maintain in Australia today.
The exhibition was formally launched by Mr George Lekakis, AO, Chair, Victorian Multicultural Commission in the presence of Kurdish community members, representatives of Museum Victoria and other community supporters. Mr Mahmut Kahramanm, Kurdish Association of Victoria, spoke on the importance of developing this exhibition for the Kurdish community, and thanked all the members involved who had shared their stories, photographs and objects, and had participated in the exhibition film. Musicians and dancers then performed traditional songs. Ms Padmini Sebastian, Manager, Immigration Museum, thanked all guests and those involved in the exhibition.
The launch of the exhibition, which took place on 16 March 2010, was a celebrated achievement for the entire Kurdish community.