Waves of Migration

Rooftop projection

Scene from the lightshow - illustration of a woman on the deck of a ship remembering

Our Waves of Migration animated show explores migration to Australia and the compelling stories of those who’ve come across the seas.

  • About

    The Australian National Maritime Museum becomes the canvas this summer for a dynamic light show exploring migration to Australia.

    Waves of migration is a thought-provoking eight-minute series of slides that weaves together Australia’s rich tapestry of migration stories and encourages audiences to reflect on the current immigration debate by demonstrating the historical continuity of migration by sea.

    The project received a silver MUSE Award for public outreach from the American Alliance of Museums. The MUSE Awards recognise excellence in museum media and technology projects.

    Find out more

    Visit our Waves of Migration microsite to learn more about the show and Australia's immigration history, as well as stories from our collection.

    26 January, 30 January - 14 February 2017

    8.00 pm – 10.00 pm

    The projection is best viewed from the following vantage points:

    • Pyrmont end of Pyrmont Bridge
    • Murray St