June 15, 2020
SYDNEY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Haymarket Library Announcement
Dr John Yu and Lord Mayor Clover Moore
HCC congratulates the Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA) who have secured the heritage Haymarket Library building in Chinatown Sydney.
Announced last week by the Lord Mayor on International Museum Day, MOCA plans to explore and preserve the two countries’ centuries-old shared past..
“The museum will play an important role in promoting and sharing the story of Chinese settlers and their descendants, as well as understanding and celebrating their challenges, contributions and achievements,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
It will occupy a Victorian-era three-story sandstone building on the edge of the city’s Chinatown in Haymarket, recently vacated by the suburb’s library.
“Haymarket is the home of our city’s oldest and largest Chinatown, so it’s fitting that this is where we will create a centre for the preservation of our Chinese history,” Moore said.
MOCA will feature rotating exhibitions, a collection of historic reference materials including books and journals, community spaces for meetings and events and a studio area for artistic programs. There will also be an attached cafe and shop featuring Chinese-Australian inspired baked goods. To DONATE and or find out more go HERE