Last week, Sophia Demetriades Toftdahl, President of the Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce attended the special viewing of the rooftop projection Across the Seas, which is part of the Vivid Sydney 2022 program. Across the Seas is a stunning collection of images projected on the Australian National Maritime Museum's façade, reflecting stories connected with nearby Pyrmont wharf, where many Australians arrived to start a new life.
The museum also hosts Australia's National Monument to Migration, one of the flagship creations which wraps and weaves acknowledgement, commemoration, celebration and interpretation of migrant histories into an exposition of identity.
The Monument now features the names of more than 31,000 migrants from 136 countries including 47 from Norway – it is a physical representation of the diversity of this nation.
If you are interested in inscribing your name or the name of a family or community member on the National Monument to Migration, the closing date for the next unveiling in October is 30 June 2022. Register here or phone 02 9298 3777.