Chinese American Museum Receives Big Donation

The El Pueblo area’s Chinese American Museum has a new top executive.

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum announced on Monday, July 1, that Michael Truong has been tapped to take over as Executive Director. Truong started that same day, replacing Dr. Pauline Wong.

“I can’t think of anyone more qualified to lead us into the next stage of CAM’s development,” Dr. Gay Yuen, president of FCAM, said in a prepared statement. “Throughout his association with CAM, Michael has been a dedicated, hard-working member of the CAM family and we look forward to collaborating with him in his new capacity.”

Truong has been affiliated with the museum since 2005, most recently serving as an independent consultant assisting CAM with projects including the current exhibit Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua. He worked as the museum’s Director of Education and Programs from 2013 to 2017.

CAM is at 425 S. Los Angeles St. in the historic Garnier Building.

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