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Nur Shkembi doesn’t like to use the words “east” and “west”, and yet in many ways, her work as art director of the newly opened Islamic Museum of Australia occupies the boundary between the two. Even from the outside, the hybrid identity of the building is clear: nestled in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and backing onto Merri Creek, the museum is wrapped in rusted steel that has been laser-cut with images from Australian and Arabic history.

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