Propping It Up: 8 Pieces Of Asian American History We’d Love to See At The Smithsonian — Character Media

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— by Tandy Lau: As the museum’s website will tell you, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is not “a traditional museum with a public building,” an eloquent way of saying that real estate is very expensive in Washington D.C. For the traveling Asian American collection, a permanent home in the nation’s capital would start at estimates around $25 million. This past Saturday, a fundraiser in Los Angeles began collecting money to achieve that ambitious goal. For reference, if every single Asian American donated one  dollar, we’d still be $5 million short. We’re hoping some crazy rich Asians will pick up the slack…

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May 27, 2019

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