CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE EXHIBITION CONTENT FOR ONE MILLION STORIES: CHINESE AUSTRALIANS 200 YEARS

The Chinese Museum is delighted to invite you or your organization to contribute and join in the celebration of 200 years of Chinese Australian history.

In February 1818, Mak Sai Ying from Guangzhou arrived in Sydney as the first recorded Chinese settler in Australia. It was to be the start of a 200-year journey of the Chinese community in Australia.

Today, more than 1.2 million people declare their Chinese ancestry and in 2018-2019, the Chinese Museum will mount the ONE MILLION STORIES Exhibition to showcase the varied, interesting journeys and events of individuals, families and groups through this 200-year settlement and integration in Australia. Learn more about the exhibition background.

We propose a number of ways in which you and your organisation could be take part in this milestone Exhibition and include ‘your’ story and thus paint a comprehensive picture of the 200 years of Chinese Australian history:

  1. FIRST GENERATION HEROES

Nominate an individual with a remarkable story as a ‘first generation’ arrival, who may have arrived anytime during the last 200 years. This could be a person many generations ago or someone who arrived in Australia recently.

  1. COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Tell the story of your Chinese Australian organisation: its history, its role in the community, its activities and its vision and aspirations.

  1. AUSTRALIAN CHINESE CONNECTIONS

Tell us about a notable event or episode during the last 200 years that links Chinese and Australians together.

  1. DONATE OR LOAN OBJECTS

Donate or loan photographs, videos, documents and artefacts or objects that are relevant to the stories you are nominating that can be used as part of the Exhibition.

  1. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the exhibition.

Please complete this submission form, which summarises your application. You can also submit online.

REVIEW OF YOUR SUBMISSION

Your submission summary will be reviewed and we will contact you on how to proceed with supplying further information. Your full submission will be required by 29 June 2018.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest:  Friday 2 April 2018

Deadline for Full Submission:                 Friday 29 June 2018

Send submissions to:

One Million Stories Curator

Chinese Museum

22 Cohen Place

Melbourne

By email to:

OMS@chinesemuseum.com.au

Enquiries:

Call Emilia Tagaza on 0431 974 011