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.”
The Executive Director of
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
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
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.