About Us

MOCA is more than a museum. Whereas museums traditionally collect and reflect on the past, this is just a component of what MOCA is about. With consideration to history, we also tell the stories of contemporary Chinese Australian experience, as we work collectively to imagine what the future may be. This underpins all aspects of what we do, towards a greater understanding of the importance of these stories within the overarching narrative of Australian society.

Having evolved from the community, MOCA is a home|家 to these stories and a custodian for the physical objects and content in which their resonance is contained.

Who we are

Our Vision: To be a respected and trusted voice for the Chinese Australian community; to inspire and engage broad audiences while challenging current perceptions towards a more inclusive multicultural society.

Our Mission: To foster a deeper awareness of, and appreciation for, Australia’s diverse multicultural heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, cultural legacy and continued contributions of Chinese Australians.

Our Purpose: To tell the stories of past, present and future generations of Chinese Australians by being a centre for research, preservation and exchange; ensuring their experience is representative within a broader national discourse.

Our Values

Integrity: upholding the highest ethical standards

Collaboration: working together to succeed

Leadership: demonstrating what is possible

Relevance: continuing to evolve and adapt

Belonging: creating a sense of family and home for everyone

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The Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA) gratefully acknowledges the investment of our funders and supporters, including:

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