Vietnamese refugee boat Tu Do


Kim Tao is the Curator of Post-Federation Immigration at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Her curatorial projects include the international travelling exhibition On their own – Britain’s child migrants and inaugural rooftop digital projection Waves of migration. Kim has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies, both from the University of Sydney. Her research interests include migration, memory and material culture in museums, transnational histories, and histories of child migration. In 2008 Kim was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study strategies for building sustainable partnerships between museums and culturally diverse communities in the UK, Canada and the US. She has presented conference papers in Australia and overseas, and has published chapters for Migrating Heritage: Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe (2014) and Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival (forthcoming).