Dear Neos Kosmos reader,

The Immigration Museum has become an iconic Victorian institution, recognised internationally for preserving our shared immigrant heritage, valuing our rich and vibrant multicultural society and honouring our fore parents, for the sake of our future generations.

The Immigration Museum continues to play a vital role as much for its historical significance as for its contemporary relevance.

We are proud of the Immigrant’s legacy that has built the foundation for this modern nation and which continues to be highly revered in Victoria.

READ MORE: Immigration Museum may no longer be a space for immigrants

The ECCV is concerned about reports of a proposed name change and the indictment this is to have on the community.

We pay our respects to the First Nations people of the Kulin nation and in doing so recognise that we have all settled as subsequent immigrants to this nation.

We look forward to working with Museums Victoria to continue to uphold and build upon the Immigration Museum as an iconic landmark.

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Cr Kris Pavlidis
Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) Chairperson