Museum association of Chinese overseas Chinese in the United States
The opening ceremony of the American museum of overseas Chinese in Philadelphia was held recently. Earlier, many federal, state and city council members visited the museum to set up their offices and praised the vision of the first comprehensive Chinese museum in the United States. On August 29, the reporter also came to the museum's preparatory room, interviewed the President of the People's Republic of China jin jianxin, and learned about the latest news of the museum.
It is reported that there are several Chinese history museums in the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago. After learning about the themes and features and mastering the strengths of each family, Mr Lin said his museum would "include China and the us", given the wide range of exhibits. "China's sino-us diplomacy, China's important American leaders, the first group of Chinese immigrants from Pennsylvania, and historical figures from Philadelphia all have their own exhibition areas in the museum," said Lin jianxin.
Over the centuries, the number of Chinese immigrants to the United States has increased, reaching 4,000 in 1850, and now there are more than 5 million Chinese immigrants in the United States. Representative Grace Meng of New York has repeatedly suggested that in recent years Chinese people want to build their own museums. 'in many cases, China has always attached importance to historical records,' Mr. Lin said. Over the past 5,000 years, the steady inheritance of Chinese culture has come from this. Materials and actions await discovery. As a Chinese, it is very meaningful to record this history as a short story and participate in the Chinese history being recorded. "
"The museum is fixed. Philadelphia is a famous landmark. "Horace w. Castor Homes" is an old building that will soon be a museum in northeast Philadelphia, built by the famous American architect Castor in 1898 and accessible to almost all Chinese immigrants. History. The interior design, Mr. Lin said, will revitalize the building and make it an ideal place for China and its history.
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Those familiar with the workings of museums will find that the source of exhibitions and funding is the key to their survival. He is already collecting exhibits, and his team is collecting and cataloging data from the east and west coasts of the United States. Future exhibits will include photographs, artifacts, and news records. The main council contacted the first batch of important historical figures in China, mainly immigrants from guangdong and fujian provinces, and the domestic team went to their hometown to search for historical materials and visit neighbors and relatives. "The museum is free and open to the public for the first year, trying to bring in and attract the public and attract a lot of exhibition resources," Lin said. He is well aware of the difficulties of running museums and says he will use all kinds of business methods to revive them. For example, there are many Chinese guilds in the United States for more than 100 years. Guilds can collect information. Museums have museum historical exhibitions. You are. Lin jianxin is also eager to welcome more people with more ideals to discuss how to spread Chinese history in the United States.
In October 2020, Lin jianxin, the current museum opening hours, he said: "there are more than 200 years of history in the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States, countless stories will be waiting to find us. We need to not only record major events in China and the United States, but also pay tribute to important historical figures in China. All we need to do is record and record more moving stories of Chinese immigrants. Let's look again and not regret many forgotten historical facts. We must write Chinese history together, both in China and in the United States. "