New look, new name – old story

May 7, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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The Jewish Museum of Australia’s Australian Jewish History Gallery is to be redeveloped and will be named after former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen.

Next week, the Victorian Government will announce its financial contribution to the gallery which is to be known as the Zelman Cowen Gallery of Australian History.

A spokesperson for the museum told J-Wire: “The Australian Jewish History Gallery is at the heart of the museum and is unique in the world as being the only gallery in the world dedicated to capturing the Australian Jewish story from the first convicts who arrived on the First Fleet in 1788 until today.”

Rebecca Forgasz, the museum’s new director, will join members of the Cowen family at a function next week at which Victorian Cabinet Secretary and M.P. for Prahran Tony Upton will make the announcement.

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