Museum of Chinese Australian History virtual exhibition: 08 March – 20 May 2022
Curators: Dr Ethel Villafranca and Vanessa Shia
HerStory: Multiple facets of Chinese Australian Women highlights and celebrates the stories of nine Chinese Australian women. Aligning with this year’s International Women’s Day theme, Break the bias, this exhibition explores the multiple roles, accomplishments, and contributions of Chinese Australian women from early 1900s to the present.
Museum of Chinese Australian History exhibitions and collections detail historical events and anecdotes about the Chinese in Australia but seldom touch on themes centred on Chinese Australian women and their stories. HerStory: Multiple facets of Chinese Australian Women, a play on the word ‘history’, refocuses historical narratives on women by advocating an alternative lens with which to view Chinese Australian women in history.
Using objects to help in telling stories of these nine women, we challenge viewers to rethink traditional roles generally attributed to women across history; question what women’s experiences and achievements means to our contemporary life; and celebrate often ignored contributions of Chinese Australian women to our society.
For more information visit https://www.chinesemuseum.com.au/herstory-multiple-facets-of-chinese-australian-women