Chinese Canadian Museum talk

Dear all,

The ‘Global Diasporic Chinese Museums Network Initiative Public Talk Series’ will host the 7th talk on Thursday 11 April 2024. Our speaker is Melissa Karmen Lee, CEO, the Chinese Canadian Museum. She will give a talk on Chinese Canadian Museum – Diasporic Voices across the Pacific Ocean 加拿大华裔博物馆之设立: 追寻跨越太平洋的移民心路历程. The talk will be given in English. Simultaneous translation into Mandarin Chinese will be provided.

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024
Time: 12:00 pm to 13:30 pm (BST)
Venue: Online via Zoom

The event is free to attend and open to all. Please register via Ticket Tailor here.

Chair: Yow Cheun Hoe, Director, Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University
Speaker: Melissa Karmen Lee, CEO, Chinese Canadian Museum


This talk features the Chinese Canadian Museum, a new cultural institution partnered with the Province of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This inaugural public museum honours the history, contributions, and cultural heritage of Chinese Canadians. Since its founding seven months ago, the museum has launched three exhibitions, secured a permanent museum site in the oldest building in Vancouver Chinatown, and received several Canadian heritage and museum awards. Lee will discuss the new Canadian museum as well as its featured exhibition ‘The Paper Trail’ on the Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada from 1923-1947.

The event is jointly hosted by HOMELandS (Hub On Migration, Exile, Languages and Spaces) at the University of Westminster and the Chinese Heritage Centre of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It is organised as part of the ‘Global Diasporic Chinese Museums Network Initiative’ project funded by AHRC.

It would be appreciated if you could share this event with your colleagues and your networks. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,

Cangbai Wang

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