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Rep. Grace Meng pushes bill to create first National Asian American Museum in US

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has called for a vote on a bill that would pave the way for the creation of the country’s first national museum dedicated to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

What it’s about: The legislation, which Meng first introduced in 2017, will examine the possibility of creating a national museum that preserves the history, culture and accomplishments of AAPIs. It is officially titled “Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.”

Cambodia wants the Met to return dozens of Khmer Empire relics looted during the country’s wartime

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Cambodia is demanding an explanation from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on how relics from the Khmer Empire ended up in its possession. 

Recovering stolen treasures: Cambodian authorities are focused on 45 items that they believe were looted from the country during war and then acquired by the museum between 1977 and 2003, The New York Times reported.

Crowds gather to protest gentrification, mass incarceration as Museum of Chinese in America reopens

A museum in New York City’s Chinatown that recently reopened after its archives were damaged by a fire last year is now facing more heat as protestors gather to boycott the institution. 

The protest: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) reopened on Wednesday, since shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a crowd of protestors accusing the institution of supporting mass incarceration and gentrification, reported Hyperallergenic

Two Cats Have Been Trying Sneak into This Japanese Art Museum For Years, But Always Get Caught

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A pair of cats who have been trying to enter an art museum in Japan for two years to no foreseeable avail is instead getting into people’s hearts online.

The resilient felines, Ken (Ken-chan, black) and Gosaku (Go-chan, ginger), began their attempts to step into the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum of Art in 2016 during a cat photography exhibit.

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