Chinese Museum End-of-year Gathering

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO AWESOME!

All staff, casuals, volunteers, board members are cordially invited to an early end-of-year gathering to celebrate the year's achievements and events and say a big thank you to everyone before we get too busy!

With sincere appreciation for
all of your hard work and dedication,
the Chinese Museum
cordially invites you to an 
early end-of-year gathering!
 

Please join us on
 9 November 2017 (Thursday) 4 pm-6 pm

Food and drinks provided.

Please click to RSVP by Sat 4 November
Or you can RSVP to marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au

We are excited to spend this late afternoon party
CELEBRATING YOU!

Exhibition Launch Invitation- Bringing Meaning: Landscapes By Zhou Xiaoping 《另一种呈现:周小平的绘画艺术》开幕仪式

The Chairman, Mr Bill Au and the Board of the Chinese Museum cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition.

We are pleased to welcome back Zhou Xiaoping to the Chinese Museum for this exhibition. Zhou Xiaoping's work speaks to the connections of Aboriginal rituals, customs, myths, and to the land where the physical world and the interior and spiritual realms merge.

The Chinese Museum would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Chinese International Arts Festival.

The exhibition will run until 21 February 2018.

*Free event. Click 'GOING' or RSVP to marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au for free entry.

Time: 6:00 pm Friday, 6 October, 2017


Location: Level 1 
Gallery

Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place 

我们非常荣幸地欢迎周小平先生再次回到澳华历史博物馆举办此次展览。周小平先生的画作为我们展现了原住民仪式、风俗和传说之间的联系,也还原了那片土地之上,现实世界与内在的精神王国合二为一。
澳华历史博物馆特别鸣谢中化国际艺术节对本次展览的鼎力支持。

开幕式当天,维多利亚多州元文化委员陈之斌先生、周小平先生将会到场致辞并与来宾交流。此展览将展出至2018年2月21日。

*此次开幕式为免费活动。在澳华历史博物院的Facebook上点击 'GOING' 或回复 marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au 即可参与。

Chinese Museum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

Invitation- Celebratory Launch of Chinese Australians 200 years邀请函:《澳洲华人200年百万则故事展》庆祝晚宴

This is a very important year-long celebration that you can be part of!

 

2017 and 2018 is a very important time to recognise and uplift the Chinese Community through a year-long celebration created by the Chinese Museum acknowledging two major milestones in our history:


In 1818, Mak Sai Ying arrived in Sydney, as the first known Chinese-born settler.
In our 200th year anniversary, the Chinese Australian population has reached over one million.

We sincerely invite you to join us at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday October 17 2017 for a special celebratory funtion – CHINESE AUSTRALIANS 200 YEARS CELEBRATORY LAUNCH.

 

The Celebratory Launch will be a significant event attended by Chinese, Australian and Victorian government representatives, representatives of high standing in the Chinese community, high achievers in our community as guests, high net worth Chinese business people, and Chinese and Australian corporations that support Chinese Australian commerce, amounting to 250 - 300 guests.

Tickets to the Event can be purchased at $188.00 each. If you are interested in attending, please download this booking form and post to  Pody Tung, Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne Vic. 3000 or by email to fundraising@chinesemuseum.co.au by 10 October 2017. You can also ring through payment. 

All funds raised at the dinner will be used to develop our new exhibition entitled ONE MILLION STORIES-CHINESE AUSTRALIANS 200 YEARS.

 

One Million Stories is an exhibition t hat will encapsulates 200 years of Chinese in Australia. It will show the trials and tribulations of early Chinese settlers, how they helped form the foundation of contemporary Australian Society, and their contributions in all fields of multicultural life in Australia today.

The fourth floor of the Chinese Museum in Melbourne will be transformed to hold this significant national exhibition. Capturing stories from each state of Australia, the exhibition plans to be shown through a schools’ program throughout Australia as part of the Museum’s extensive education program, reaching tens of thousands of school children per year.

The Exhibition’s vision is to proudly represent this very diverse Community across Australia, and show how the Community has been a long-term contributor that has led to Australia being a successful culturally diverse nation in the modern world.

 

 

New Collection Item On Display

What is this new collection item on display next to our front desk?

Donated by Charles Zhang, this shirt was worn during and signed to commemorate the 160th Anniversary Walk from Robe to Melbourne

 

In the 1850s-60s, Chinese arrivals had to pay a £10 per head poll tax to land in Victoria. To avoid this, many instead landed in Robe, SA, and walked 500 km to the Victorian Goldfields. The journey was dangerous and not always successful.

There have been several recreations of this journey, including walks from Robe to Ballarat in 2013 and 2016.  In May 2017, the Chinese Community Council of Australia organised a 20-day reenactment of the walk from Robe to Victorian Parliament House. Premier Daniel Andrews and hundreds of citizens greeted them with a formal apology for the Government’s discriminatory policy, following similar apologies in New Zealand(12 February 2002) and Canada (22 June 2006), and the USA (18 June 2012).

The donor, also a cultural advisor to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and current Vice President of the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat, has participated in several recreations of the walk.

Donors to Mabel Wang Memorial Fund 

The museum would like to thank you for your strong support of the Mabel Wang Memorial Fund. Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us to establish a Chinese Museum Education Program teaching children about Chinese Dragons.

Your support is vital to securing the museum’s role to preserve and promote Chinese culture and history.

DONORS TO MABEL WANG MEMORIAL FUND

Anita Ho Bill Au Andrew Wang
Carole Wilkinson Estella Leung Helene Chung
Helen Lau H Martin Julia X.J Renouf
Janet Wu John Chen  Les Youie
Luisa THE L W Enterprises P/L  M Chu
Mak Si Chiu William Program IT  Stephen Chen
Sunny Duong  Sally Tuckfield  Trudy Wyse
 Tilly Hudono  Ute Martin  Winston Wang
YuLan Huang  Yin Tang