M.A.D.E's Chinese Fortunes exhibition set to go on tour to China

The stories of Chinese miners on the Goldfields will soon be put on show after the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka landed a government grant. 

Going to China: Buninyong MP Geoff Howard with M.A.D.E acting chief executive Sarah Masters celebrate the announcement of The Chinese Fortunes exhibition's international tour, which will head to China in September.

Going to China: Buninyong MP Geoff Howard with M.A.D.E acting chief executive Sarah Masters celebrate the announcement of The Chinese Fortunes exhibition's international tour, which will head to China in September.

The Chinese Fortunes exhibition, which was created in Ballarat and has been on display at M.A.D.E since January, will tour six cities throughout China including Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen after the museum secured $10,000 from the state government’s International Engagement program fund.  

M.A.D.E acting chief executive Sarah Masters said the tour presented an exciting opportunity to tell Chinese-specific stories to a new audience. 

“What we’re doing is taking stories of Chinese Australians who came to the Goldfields and made success and taking them back to China.”

The display will make its way to China in late September, touring around the country until March 2018 in conjunction with Federation University.  The exhibition is also set to go on display at the Melbourne Immigration Museum on August 1.