Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures
Located in Corpus Christi, the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures preserves and promotes the cultural diversity of Asian cultures. It was founded in the 1960s by Billie Trimble Chandler who spent several years working as a teacher in Asia and collected artifacts from several countries during her time overseas. Her collection served as the basis for the museum which has grown during the past few decades. The museum offers exhibits (including traveling exhibits) featuring numerous artifacts as well as educational programs, such storytelling and hands on activities.
Backstory and Context
Founded in the 1960s by Billie Trimble Chandler, the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures acts as a "bridge" between Asian and Texas culture. Exhibits include both permanent and traveling exhibits, such as the "Korean Exhibit," which includes both displays and interactive pieces, and the "India in Colour and Sound" exhibit. The museum also has a classroom space, and offers programs teaching subjects such as Asian storytelling and folklore, origami, calligraphy, using chopsticks, games, and Asian cultures in general. The museum space is also available to rent, and private or guided tours can be arranged outside of normal business hours.
Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures, Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures. Accessed October 5th 2020. https://www.texasasianculturesmuseum.org/.