From our member Marisa
Sending wishes of good health to all in this New Year.
Some somber news to share: the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City was severely impacted by a fire on Thursday night. The Chinatown building that was its original home – and which houses its extensive collections and archives – was heavily damaged. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/nyregion/chinatown-museum-fire.html) The building is not yet structurally sound enough to enter and assess the damage to their collection, and time is of the essence when salvaging items that have been water damaged.
There’s a GoFundMe campaign that has raised over $30k over the last 24 hours to assist the museum as they recover their archives and offices from the fire. Please consider making a donation.
MoCA is updating its Facebook page with news: https://www.facebook.com/mocanyc
From a non-bacgger
More bad news for Chinese historians and family history researchers.