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Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center

The mission of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is to promote the culture and history––through exhibitions, education, and research––of Chinese-Americans in the Midwest. The museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago. The Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2005. After a devastating fire in September of 2008, the Museum was closed for renovation and reopened in 2010.

CAMOC is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

The Chinese-America Museum of Chicago will be hosting a free screening of Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese documentary on May 28 @ 2pm. Samantha Cheng (writer, producer and director) and Dr. Gwendolyn Gong (author of book and co-executive producer of the film) will be present for Q and A. Please join us!

Honor and Duty

 

Job Posting: Executive Director

The Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF) was founded in 2002 to create a museum that reflects the history, experiences, and cultures of the individuals, families, and organizations that shaped Midwestern Chinese-American society. The resulting Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) opened its doors in 2005, but soon after suffered a devastating fire. Community members rallied around the museum, and within 2 years, the museum reopened its doors. The museum serves 8,000 visitors annually through a series of public programs, exhibitions, community events, and collaborative programs and has an annual budget of $400K. The museum is part of the cultural fabric of Chicago’s Chinatown, participates in many Asian American coalitions and events, and is an active member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

CAMOC is poised for its next stage of development and seeks an Executive Director who will further professionalize the operations, fundraising, and programming of the organization. With a small staff and a dedicated board, the Executive Director manages the operations, fundraising, and programs for the museum. Within his or her first 12 months, the Executive Director will collaborate with the board to develop plans for fiscal sustainability, programs and exhibits, community engagement & representation, and communications. The board is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual that will raise the profile of the museum within Chicago and across the Chinese-American communities in the Midwest, increase revenue and membership, and build on the substantial public interest in Chinese and Chinese-American cultures.

Interested and qualified parties should send a résumé and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Preference will be given to applications received by February 20th. No phone calls please.

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My Chinatown: Stories from Within––Now Open!

Second Floor - My Chinatown: Stories from Within

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Chicago Community Trust, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago is collaborating with the Chicago History Museum to bring its wonderful object theater and 16-minute video My Chinatown to the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago! Hear the stories of the people of Chinatown––their journeys, their customs, their work, their families––from within Chinatowns borders.

CAMOC is adding a special feature to the exhibit: a look at family associations in Chinatown. As an outgrowth of the Chicago Chinatown Centennial Exhibit, we will be highlighting, on a rotating basis, the histories and artifacts of various family associations, including the Lees, the Wongs, and more.

My Chinatown: Stories from Within is now open in the second floor gallery.

Hear the people of Chinatown tell their own stories,  right in the heart of their neighborhood

 

Exhibit News: Great Wall to Great Lakes

The Chinese-American Museum\'s permanent exhibit, Great Wall to Great Lakes: Chinese Immigration to the Midwest tells the stories of immigrant journeys to the Chicago area and beyond.

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