Canada's Storytellers: Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee

Event information beside a group of three photos, including a portrait of Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee, an exhibit in a museum, and the front of a brick building.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration is proud to present Canada's Storytellers: Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee in partnership with the Chinese Canadian Museum.

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: In-person event at the Museum
Language: Presented in English
Cost: FREE

Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chinese Canadian Museum will join us on-site at to present Telling Cultural Histories: In Our Own Voices. This dynamic presentation will introduce the Chinese Canadian Museum, the first cultural institution in Canada devoted to Chinese Canadian culture and lived histories, based in Vancouver, Canada. Lee will discuss and introduce the different exhibitions within the museum including 'The Paper Trail', an inaugural exhibition on the Chinese Exclusion Act 1923-1947 in Canada and the generational trauma that resulted in the separation of Chinese Canadian families in the 20th century.

About the speaker:  Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee is an arts and culture leader with research interests in public art and social practice. She currently holds the appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Chinese Canadian Museum, in British Columbia, Vancouver which was successfully opened on July 1st, 2023, showcasing 3 inaugural exhibitions in a 27,000 square foot space in the heart of Vancouver Chinatown. From 2019-2022, she was the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery. From 2016-2019 she was on the founding team to open Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, Hong Kong serving as the Education and Public Programs Curator. From 2008-2015, she was Senior Lecturer in the English Department of Chinese University of Hong Kong. She holds degrees from McGill, Canterbury, and Lancaster Universities.

Supported by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment Initiative.

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