There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
On View April 5, 2019

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition  There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. Curated by Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria , and originally displayed at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria , the exhibition has been adapted with additional works from the MOV collection. Sharon Fortney, Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at MOV, facilitated bringing this exhibit to Vancouver.

There is Truth Here focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba). The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their childhoods. More Information.
The Strata of Many Truths
On View April 5-25, 2019

To offer context and a unique, local counterpoint to  There is Truth Here , MOV and Capture Photography Festival  entered a partnership to commission work from Roxanne Charles, a visual artist and member of the Semiahmoo First Nation. Charles is producing an art installation as a local response to  There is Truth Here . Her piece, The Strata of Many Truths , draws inspiration from archival photographs from MOV's collection of everyday life at St. Mary's Residential School in Mission, BC. 
There is Truth Here: Curatorial Panel Discussion
Saturday April 6, 2019

There is Truth Here curators Andrea Walsh and Lorilee Wastasecoot, will be in discussion with MOV's Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement, Sharon Fortney, and Vancouver Artist Roxanne Charles. Our panel will explore the challenges of curating difficult knowledge and the role of communities and (residential school) survivors in museums and exhibitions. More Information.
Pay what you can night
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The last Thursday evening (5:00pm - 8:00pm) of every month, Museum of Vancouver admission is by donation. Visit a retro beauty parlour, explore historic childhood memorabilia, and learn about the successful Asahi baseball team, one of the early Japanese Canadian baseball teams in the Lower Mainland. Explore a collection of stories that depict Vancouver’s thriving multi-cultural communities prior to the second World War.
Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The first Tuesday of every month is  $5 admission for seniors (65+). Visit the hippies’ communal house, try on macramé finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s. Look for yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In. Groove on Vancouver, the coolest city on the Canadian coast!
Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!
Kendall Kloosterman, Bilingual Learning Program Assistant

“This job combines all my passions into one amazing position. On a daily basis I get to teach and engage with children, speak French, and provide guided tours to a wide variety of audiences. Working in a museum that is so multi-narrative and not afraid to explore controversial and envelope pushing topics is such a privilege as well. I am constantly learning new things about Vancouver and the world around me and I get to pass this knowledge on to the students I interact with everyday.” -Kendall

For MOV’s Bilingual Educational Programming: Programmes d'école primaire
Educational School Programs - Stories of Resilience & the Road to Reconciliation: Grades 4-6

Participate in a “Big 6 Historical Thinking” challenge in our c̓əsnaʔəm; the city before the city exhibition . Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam First Nation, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical thinking skills through a hands-on workshop where you’ll design a museum exhibit. Gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary culture of the Pacific Northwest First Nations.

 Museum of Vancouver  offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs, including this one, for  elementary school students K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia’s social studies curriculum. Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups.  Book Online.
Join the MOVement!

Did you know? Museum of Vancouver members are eligible for savings and benefits at other top Vancouver Attractions including Vancouver Lookout , Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery . Simply present your valid membership card at participating Attractions’ guest services, retail outlet or when you make a reservation to enjoy a benefit.There is no limit to the number of times you may present your valid membership card. View participating attractions here.
Haida Now Gallery Tours
Friday-Monday @11:30 and 1:30

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition  features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works. Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement. More Information.
Join the Team!

Are you a student looking to gain some experience this summer working in a museum? We are hiring 3 temporary full-time positions through the Young Canada Works employment initiative! We are looking for a Summer Collections Technician , Summer Collections Assessment Technician and Summer Conservation Technician.

Application deadline: April 12, 2019.
Discover our Unique Waterfront Rental Spaces!

The Museum of Vancouver is one of Vancouver’s top cultural attractions, situated within Vanier Park between Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island . Our unique venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting a myriad of special events. Our dedicated rentals team will help you explore various options and floorplans to create a seamless and memorable event.   More information.
MOV in the Media...
Inside the Museum of Vancouver’s Vault

The MOV’s vault is a vast, warehouse-like room featuring all manner of international and region-specific gems, including Rogers Sugar artifacts, Chinese opera costumes, and even a hotel switchboard. As a testament to the diligence of museum staff, the vault also contains the first item ever given to the facility: a stuffed Trumpeter swan donated back in 1895. But many items are older still, and today—as evidenced by the museum’s extensive taxidermy collection—they range from the dead to the deadly. Keep Reading.
What's on in the community...
Reimagining the Shahnameh for a New Generation
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Join artist Hamid Rahmanian on a fascinating visual tour of the Shahnameh recreated as a cinematic shadow play, artwork, and a pop-up book. In 2010 Hamid Rahmanian, a New York–based Iranian filmmaker and graphic artist, started working on a multi disciplinary project based on the tenth century Persian epic poem “Shahnameh”(Book of Kings) by Ferdowsi. Rahmanian’s vision has been to introduce the art and stories of this collection to a diverse and multi-generational audience.

Greece’s Cultural Heritage: Fostering Sustainable Development for Economic and Social Benefits
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Greece’s rich historical and cultural heritage has enticed and attracted visitors for generations. In 2018 alone, 33 million tourists visited the country’s eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites (the most in Europe), its impressive coastline, islands and beaches. Tourism accounts for nearly one-fifth of Greece’s GDP and has been a key economic driver in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. How can Greece build on these successes on sustainable basis? Can tourism be made to benefit all Greeks?
To consider these important issues, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to welcome Member of the Hellenic Parliament and former Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni, for a public talk entitled “Greece’s Cultural Heritage: Fostering Sustainable Development for Economic and Social Benefits.” The lecture will be followed by a reception. Registration is free.
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