One of the core objectives of the British Chinese Heritage Centre is to train interns and volunteers with the skills that would be necessary and helpful to become involved in the main tasks of the projects. The training sessions have covered some different topics bringing in experts from various fields. All the areas that were covered by training had direct relevance to aspects that those working with the project would undertake, such as oral history training, video editing, an introduction to content management systems, research methods, and graphical representation of the workforce. Recently we have also welcomed training sessions from experts at History Pin, London Metropolitan Archives, the National Army Museum and Dragonpage to deliver insightful sessions for our volunteers. As part of the training sessions, we have also offered volunteers educational visits to exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and talks at the British Library.We hope that by bringing people together we have passed information to generations and communities and given our volunteers useful skills that they can utilise on this project and within their career.
Training workshops are for project volunteers only.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
|14:00, Thursday 11 Feb 2016||Conservation of DunHuang manuscript and scrolls (currently full)||Wong Wingyui||British Library|
|10:00-13:00, Tuesday 1 March 2016||Oral History Interview Training||Robert Fleming||Tuke Common Room, Tuke Building, Regent's University London (RUL)|
|10:30-15:30, Saturday 5 March 2016||Research Method on Community Heritage Workshop part 1||Dr Diana Yeh||Darwin 02, Regent's University London (RUL)|
|10:30-15:30, Saturday 12 March 2016||AV Training session 1||Richard York||T217 (Mac Lab), Tuke Building, RUL|
|10:30-15:30, Saturday 23 April 2016||AV Training session 2||Richard York||T217 (Mac Lab), Tuke Building, RUL|
|(dates TBC)||Research Method on Community Heritage Workshop part 2||TBC||RUL|
|(dates TBC)||Digital Heritage 1-day session||TBC||RUL|
Ming-Ai (London) Institute was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conduct the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project, a groundbreaking three-year project looking at the history and contribution of the British Chinese workforce in London over the last 150 years.
The project will record and document peoples’ experiences in a range of employment industries including seafaring, laundry, hairdressing, catering, military, community centres, health care, traditional Chinese medicine and newer professions through research and oral history interviews.
The project was launched in June 2012 and will run until May 2015.
The project logo was designed to reflect “knotting”, the ancient Chinese method of record keeping. Knots could also be auspicious and used to convey blessings. The “knot” logo incorporates the character “華” which means “Chinese”.
Project Internship Programme
Training is at the heart of this project and over the past two years the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project has offered six-month internships to ten individuals. Project interns participated in all project training and had the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of the project depending on their background and interests these included: graphic design, organising events, web development, interviewing, video and audio production, developing cultural heritage walks, coordinating exhibitions and research trips to Liverpool and Manchester. To learn more about their work, please see the [Our Team] tab on the right-hand side of this page.
The British Chinese Workforce Heritage project internship scheme is now closed.
For more information on our Volunteers, please see the [Volunteers] tab on the right-hand side of this page.
Our heartfelt thanks to those who have supported the project behind the scenes, without their help we would not have been able to get this far.
Ms Michelle Agyakwa, Mrs Karen Broutsos, Captain Robert Guy, Mr Andy Kwok, Ms Michelle Murray, Mr Alan Worsfold, Dr Anne Witchard and Mr Richard York.
The Good Earth Group; Fung Shan Foundation; Regent's University London; SOAS, University of London (Careers Service); Universities' China Committee in London and Rainbow Collective Documentary Production.
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the project from research, translation, interviewing, audio/video editing, administrative duties, helping with the website and event organisation. Over the past two years the project has delivered 26 training sessions for 78 volunteers including Oral History, Video Production, Web Design, Archiving, Cultural Heritage Education and Exhibition Design with industry professionals including the London Metropolitan Archives; National Army Museum; Regent's University and The Oral History Society.
We wish to thank all the volunteers who have contributed their valuable time and effort towards the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project so far.
|Borysewicz, Piotr - Researcher||Bowden, Michael|
|Brown, Martha - Events Assistant||Cao, Yue|
|Chau, Abby - Archive Researcher||Chiu, Annie|
|Dai, Di 戴迪- Researcher||Choi, Mei Yi|
|Cruzado, Sangers Maria Elena|
|Diao, Mengwen 刁夢雯|
|Franklin, Emily Charlotte 方美麗 - Exhibition Researcher, Interviewer||Dong, Lijuan|
|Gao, Jie 高潔|
|Gao, Qinxin 高沁心|
|Li, Jing 李京|
|Jeater, Nathaniel Gideon Joseph - Researcher, Events Assistant||Li, Joao|
|Lieu, Ni Cuu|
|Kadir, Sumayyah - Exhibition Researcher||Lin, Erica|
|Keane, Thomas - Archive Researcher||Liu, Yijun|
|Li, Chiho 李志豪 - Events Assistant, Transcription||Lokhun, Harish|
|Lin-Read, Debby - Translator||Ong, Ee Vonne|
|Shum, Leo 岑格致|
|Liu, Lawrence - Research Leader||Su, Tongbin 蘇彤斌|
|Sun, Jiaqian (Jessica) 孫佳倩|
|Tan, Win Kee|
|Migliaresi, Giorgia - Media Assistant||Wang, Shan|
|Xu, Yuting 徐雨婷|
|Norwood, Samuel - Interviewer, Researcher, Event Leader||Yang, Fu-Hua|
|Yang, Qing 楊清|
|Zhang, Yu 張宇|
|So, Ivan 蘇軒朗 - Translator|
|Wan, Kim - Event Assistant|
|Wang, Jie Jing 王潔靜 - Column Writer|
|Yang, Rachel 楊向群 - Translator|
|Yu, Xinxin 于欣鑫 - Events Assistant|
|Zheng, Ping 鄭平 - Translator|
|Zhu, Angela - Interview Summariser|
Memories of China
This exhibition is collaborated with the Horniman Gardens and Musuem....