ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2013
Presented by Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.
WHAT IS VMACCH.CA?
The Virtual Museum of
Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage
- To provide opportunities for
Asian Canadians to share their heritage and to promote a better
understanding of Asian heritage by focusing annually on the month
of May, designated as Asian Heritage Month.
- To enrich Canadian culture
by building on the achievement of Asian Canadians
- To achieve full participation
by Asian Canadians in the cultural life of Canada
- To build cultural bridges
between Asian countries and regions.
- To encourage education of
Asian heritage and culture within the broader public
- To establish a relationship
and to co-operate with other persons, parties or Corporations
with similar or parallel purposes.
In showcasing Asian Canadian
heritage, VMACCH enables Asian Canadians to share their heritage
among themselves and with the rest of Canada. It exhibits the
achievements and contributions of Asian Canadians to Canada. Featuring
works by Asian Canadian artists, it encourages participation in
the cultural life of Canada. The website is meant to connect Asian
culture to other cultures, and show that it is part of the overarching
Canadian culture. It is also a valuable teaching resource on Asian
heritage and culture to schools, and the preparation of the website
involves collaborations with various parties including other voluntary
organizations like Social Service Network, and the Chinese Canadian
Photographic Society of Toronto, and mainstream museums such as
the Gardiner Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
BY SENATOR VIVIENNE POY
Welcome to the Virtual Museum
of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage, an online forum for showcasing
the many aspects of Asian Canadian culture and heritage. Through
a great variety of artistic and cultural expressions, the virtual
museum provides visitors with a glimpse into a new world which
highlights the experience of a growing demographic. The Virtual
Museum brings together many different ethnic groups from various
regions of Canada while recognizing the voices of multiple generations
of Canadians. It also offers our Asian Canadian communities a
chance to engage in an ongoing dialogue. Finally, the VMACCH fills
a vacuum within the education system by allowing students across
the country to readily access research materials about our Asian
Canadian communities. Please enjoy exploring the Virtual Museum
of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage!
The Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage was made
possible with the support of the
of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy
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