A state-of-the art Chinese American Museum is slated to open in D.C. in early 2020. The museum will illustrate “how Chinese Americans, their culture, contributions, and potential are an all-important part of the American fabric.”
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The formal launch of the museum is on November 8 in D.C. “The Chinese American story is an American story. It’s time to make the Chinese American story accessible to the nearly 22 million annual visitors to Washington, D.C,” said Uy.
The project leaders note in the museum brochure that Chinese in America made great sacrifices, overcame challenges, and played a critical role in the success of U.S. over the past 200 years. “From hardship and perseverance to ingenuity and leadership, the Chinese American experience is a story about American resilience and fortitude,” the leaders write in the brochure.
The Chinese American Museum in Washington, D.C. (CAMDC) is a “bold undertaking to establish a new, national museum to preserve, exhibit, and lead a meaningful dialogue about the Chinese American experience – its history, culture, and contributions to our country and the world,” the leaders note in the brochure.
Uy said the contents of the museum have not been determined yet but the museum will focus on the “early history of Chinese in America, Chinese-American culture, the confluence of Chinese and American histories, and contemporary Chinese-Americans, traditions, and issues.”
Historians, authors, Chinese American and Asian American museums and organizations apart from other cultural experts from all over the country and abroad will be involved in developing the museum with a collaborative approach.
The museum building will be located at 16th Street and M Street NW, next to The Jefferson Hotel. For updates and extending support to the museum, visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.