Designed and constructed over a two-year period, the Islamic Museum was conceived as a catalyst for expression of a Muslim presence and heritage in Australia, whose architecture would represent this. Built with financial support from government and corporate organisations, the museum has become a hub for artistic and cultural exchange, visited by school groups and local, interstate and international visitors. It consists of a reception/administrative building linked via two bridges to galleries housed within the remodeled shell of a disused bottling factory, located in an industrial area that backs onto a creek and bicycle path. It contains galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, a small theatre, research library, café and function room.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture