An Australian university will be supporting the Islamic Museum of Australia’s annual Muslim artists exhibition as a major sponsor, offering a $15,000 Art Prize, The Islamic Museum of Australia website reported.
“We’re excited to formalize our existing relationship with La Trobe University, we see La Trobe as being a real change-maker, who through their leadership team, staff and students are committed to contributing to social harmony and cultural awareness,” Islamic Museum of Australia Chairperson and La Trobe alumnus, Moustafa Fahour OAM said.
“Their support of our flagship art exhibition, highlighting the work of Australian Muslim Artists is a testament to their commitment and will certainly elevate the exhibition to the next level,” he said.
The sponsorship is part of a new, overarching Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties that sees La Trobe University committing as the Museum’s education partner for specific initiatives including the AMA exhibition.
La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the partnership reinforces the University’s commitment to connecting with all communities and transforming lives through education.
The Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) is located in suburban Thornbury, Melbourne.