British Columbia’s first-ever computerized inventory of Chinese historical records and artifacts is now complete, giving easy access to anyone interested in learning more about the rich cultural history of Chinese Canadians in B.C.
The inventory, which is one of eight Chinese legacy projects, contains more than 6,000 culturally significant artifacts from 16 museums throughout the province. Some of these artifacts include Chinese coins, scrolls, photographs and historic texts.
The online database was compiled by researchers at the University of Victoria (UVIC) in partnership with the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council (LIAC) and the B.C. Museums Association and is being hosted online by UVic Libraries. The B.C. government provided $84,000 in funding through the Chinese Legacy Initiative for the project.