A Seat at the Table Receives Public History Prize 2021

VANCOUVER, BC (June 17, 2021) A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia, co-produced by Museum of Vancouver and University of British Columbia in partnership with Chinese Canadian Museum of BC, receives the Public History Prize in the products and projects category from Canadian Historical Association.

Commended by the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) Prize Committee in their award announcement, A Seat at the Table is “based on deep research and extensive community consultation and collaboration… Food is a key part of the story…which invites visitors to ‘take a seat’ and engage with home video, personal stories, artifacts and public art projects. The project strikes an effective balance between challenging histories of racism and discrimination, and stories of resilience and vibrant community life.”

The annual Public History Prize recognizes work that achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience.