Islamic Museum of Australia
Crescent Foundation is a proud partner of the Islamic Museum of Australia. The Islamic Museum of Australia provides educational and cross-cultural experiences and showcase the artistic and cultural heritage of Muslims in Australia and in Muslim societies abroad. It also aims to foster community harmony and facilitate an understanding of the values and contributions of Muslims to Australian society.
University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre
As a further commitment to preserving Islamic art, history and culture the Crescent Foundation has partnered with the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre to preserve significant manuscripts dating to the 13th Century. These manuscripts include Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Hadith by ‘Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad ibn, as well as the famous 13th-century Persian poet, Ahmad Ali who transcribed the text in 1036 H.A (1836) for Charles Marriott Caldecott. In 2007 scholars from around the world took part in the Symposium on the Care and Conservation of Middle Eastern Manuscripts at the University of Melbourne. Expert visiting scholars have come to investigate the materials and techniques and the writings of which the manuscripts are comprised.
Al Firdaus Ensemble
We support Al Firdaus, a unique ensemble with different cultural and musical backgrounds that create a synthesis of Western classical, Celtic, Arabic, Turkish, Andalusi, and Flamenco music. Their ultimate goal is for their music to play a role in building bridges between cultures and spreading peace in these turbulent times.