This project is generously funded by heritage lottery fund
Year of the Dragon 2024 and the launch of Our Stories: Collecting the oral histories of the Chinese community in Wales. Celebrating the Chinese contribution to Wales.
To coincide with a very special year for the Chinese Communities, The Year of the Dragon. The Chinese In Wales Association is running a very exciting community heritage project.
The Chinese In Wales Association has successfully been awarded a £100,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to carry out a Wales-wide oral history project.
The testimonies of multi-generational ethnic Chinese individuals and those with mixed heritage will be collected along with photographs of interesting items and documents.
To upskill all those involved, all of the project team and volunteers will be professionally trained by Museum Wales and National Library; Peoples Collection.
Speaking about the funding for the Our Stories project, Shirley Au-Yeng, CEO said
“This is an exciting project to work on, I am looking forward to learning about individuals experiences of living in Wales over the years, how experiences and perceptions may have, or may not have changed.”
The findings of the project and raw material will be uploaded on to the online Peoples Collection and raw material archived within Museum Wales. This means that this invaluable history will live on for future generations.
Shirley Au-Yeung added
“We must reach out to the older generation before it is too late. We have contributed so much to Wales and this history must be recorded and preserved. Friendships, health and fitness, industry, technology, food, fashion,
community celebrations have all been influenced by the Chinese community who have lived in Wales for many years.”
Thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and to our Partners; Museum Wales and National Library of Wales: People’s Collection for your generosity and support.