Museum News

  • 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 FUNDAnita Ho Bill Au Andrew WangCarole Wilkinson Estella Leung Helene ChungHelen Lau H Martin Julia X.J RenoufJanet Wu John Chen  Les YouieLuisa THE L W Enterprises P/L  M ChuMak Si Chiu William Program IT  Stephen ChenSunny Duong  Sally Tuckfield  Trudy Wyse Tilly Hudono  Ute Martin  Winston WangYuLan Huang  Yin Tang   

  • Mabel Wang Memorial Fund

    MABEL WANG MEMORIAL FUND   Mabel Wang (nee Chen), 22 July 1924 – 12 May 2017, passed away peacefully at Cabrini Hospital Malvern, Victoria. The Chen family has been an active family in Melbourne’s Chinatown since the 1930s in commerce, community and local politics. With her husband, Councillor David Wang, Mabel was a great contributor to the City of Melbourne in the late 1900s. Mabel was one of the founders of the Melbourne Dai Loong Association and was instrumental in raising funds for the commissioning and purchase of Melbourne Dai Loong (Big Dragon) in 1978, which was the first processional dragon made in China for 30 years. Along with other dragons, Melbourne Dai Loong appears in the Dragon Gallery at the Museum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mabel Wang Memorial Read More

  • Sponsor Story: Central Equity

    The Chinese Museum would like to extend our sincere thanks to Central Equity, our longest serving corporate sponsor, for their generous support through the years. As a multi award winning industry leader in residential properties in Melbourne, this caring Company has actively sponsored a broad range of community organisations and groups over the years, including the Chinese Museum. Central Equity were also kind enough to generously participate in our latest activity by enthusiastically purchasing 4 limited edition Dai Loong dragon scales this year. These original dragon scales are from the 100 metre long Dai Loong or Big Dragon which was the centrepiece of the annual Chinese New Year parade from 1979 – 2000. Owning one of the 500 framed dragon scales represents a rare opportunity to become an honourable witness of the living history of Chinese Australian. Dragon Scale Order Form We sincerely appreciate the decision by Central Equity to extend their support to the Chinese Museum for a Read More

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Chinese Museum

      April was an exceptional month for the Chinese Museum. We were proud to partner with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, for the first time, as a key venue for 203 shows. We enthusiastically welcomed 8,000 people to enjoy comedy performances in the unique environment of the Museum. We also gave away free double passes on social media for two Chinese comedy shows to our Museum subscribers. Thanks to the Comedy Festival, the museum was able to welcome many new friends to have their first visit here.   Tim Chan and Vivek Mahbubani, the two award-winning comedians from Hong Kong were eager to share their experience of performing at the Chinese Museum. They also expressed their strong desire to visit and perform at the Museum again next Read More

  • Bringing Meaning: Landscape paintings by Zhou Xiaoping

    Experience the unique collaboration between Chinese and Aboriginal arts. Explore the story behind it on our newest show, Bringing Meaning: Landscape paintings by Zhou Xiaoping, opening in early June.   We are thrilled to launch a brand new exhibition with acclaimed Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping in early June. Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist, born and educated in China. Since 1988 he has been actively engaged with Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and the Kimberley. When he came to Australia in 1988, Xiaoping was deeply attracted to Australian Aboriginal art and culture. He has created a unique artistic style by incorporating his new Aboriginal experiences into the traditional Chinese classic painting that he had learnt in China. Chinese and Aboriginal arts and cultures meet in his paintings, ceramics and installations, generating a new aesthetics while telling Read More