In 2016, the Friends of the Chinese American Museum, the nonprofit responsible for supporting the Chinese American Museum, settled on a path to expand the footprint of the museum at the 44-acre El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Last week, that plan took an important step forward after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $730,000 toward the expansion of the Chinese American Museum, closing a fundraising gap needed to commence the renovation plan.
Michael Troung, executive director of the Chinese American Museum, said that the expansion will allow for the museum to approach exhibits in a new and refreshing way.
“It’s really an opportunity for us to continue to move forward with our mission to share the Chinese American experience in Los Angeles,” Troung said. “With a larger space we can do so with a multifaceted approach.”