New York is world famous as a cultural melting pot, and its museums reflect that heritage. The Museum of Chinese in the Americas, the national repository for the valuable narratives of all the varied Chinese American communities. It strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology and styling among interactive museums.
The Museum's innovative exhibitions bring to life more than a century and a half of Chinese American History. A broad range of programs and exhibits accommodate New York residents, visitors from the US as well as those from abroad and students and school groups from institutions in the area.
The museum strives to increase awareness of all the different voices and diverse identities that make up Chinese American history. In addition to caring for and displaying its own collections and offering exhibits and educational programs, the facility hosts series of programs addressing current issues, collects oral histories, hosts conferences, workshops and festivals relevant to Chinese culture.
The central collection of better than 60,000 documents, letters, business and organizational records, personal artifacts, oral histories and clothing and textiles is the most important collection of documentation of Chinese American History not held by a university. A diverse community makes use of these resources, including writers, scholars, filmmakers, the media, students and the general public.