5 September 2007

TWO ONLINE EXHIBITIONS - "Pai Nai Ma" and "Packing to Leave" (Migration Heritage Centre, NSW)

TWO ONLINE EXHIBITIONS at the Migration Heritage Centre (NSW)

1. Pai Mai Ma: Thai-Australian Experiences
Pai Nai Ma means 'where have you been?' and is an everyday Thai expression similar to the greeting 'how are you?' in English. This exhibition looks at where Thai migrants 'have been' - through personal possessions and community collections. From the Loy Krathong festival to Buddhist temples, Thai culture has become a part of the Parramatta and wider Australian story.

2. Packing to Leave: Saris, Suits and Spices
Migration stories from South Asia to Sydney. View mini-documentaries filmed in people's homes. Former migrants share their personal stories, photos and memorabilia - new interviews are being added each month in 2007. Meet Kalyan Ram from New Delhi, India; Vasant Sheth from Bombay, India (now Mumbai); and Yasmeen Islam from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).