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Boston Children's Museum (Boston, MA 02210-1016)
Leslie Swartz (Project Director: January 2007 to April 2010)

Museums Implementation
Public Programs

[Grant products]

Totals (outright + matching):
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 12/31/2009

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China

Implementation of an interactive, trilingual traveling exhibition for children exploring contemporary Chinese culture.

BCM requests $400,000 from the NEH to support the implementation of Children in Hangzhou: Connecting with China, a 2500 square foot interactive exhibition for children 5-12, adults, and teachers travels to 9 children's museums in the US and Canada, and includes programs; Learn about China: China Summer in Boston 2008; and cultural exchanges with China. Program goals are to: expand knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary China; to dispel stereotypes and "demystify" China; to encourage children and adults to want to learn more. With a distinguished advisory board and staff expertise on China, BCM is in a unique position to engage a large audience of children, families, and educators in the US and Canada in meaningful and throught-provoking experiences deeply rooted humanities themes on China. BCM has conducted programs on China for nearly 30 years, has two China specialists on staff, and has experience presenting meaningful cultural exhibitions for children and adults.