Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Migration Museum
Migration Museum, Adelaide.JPG
The Migration Museum, from Kintore Avenue
Established 1986
Location Adelaide, Australia
Coordinates 34°55′11″S 138°36′07″E / 34.9198°S 138.6020°E / -34.9198; 138.6020
Type Culture museum
Visitors about 200,000 per annum[citation needed]
Curator Corinne Ball [1]
Website http://migration.historysa.com.au/

The Migration Museum is a social history museum located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the three museums operated by History SA.[2] It deals with the immigration and settlement history of South Australia, and maintains both a permanent and a rotating collection of works. Founded as an initiative of the State government in 1983, and with the museum opening in 1986, the Migration Museum in Adelaide is the oldest Museum of its kind in Australia.[3] The museum aims to promote cultural diversity and multiculturalism, which they define as including aspects of ethnicity, class, gender, age and region.[4]

The site is located on Kintore Avenue between the State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, in a complex of early colonial bluestone buildings set around a courtyard, including the city's former destitute asylum (from 1850 - 1918). Before this, the site was the location of the "Native School", which aimed to educate aboriginal children.[5]

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Migration Museum entrance
The entrance to the Migration Museum 
former Destitute Asylum building
The former Destitute Asylum building 
Latvian cultural event
Opening of a Latvian cultural display at the Migration Museum in 2006