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.
Interactive Station: Rain Water and Salmon in the City
Saturday, March 16, 2019

City rainwater is typically flushed away quickly, out of sight and into our pipes. City of Vancouver and Salmon-Safe BC invite you to learn about useful, strategic green infrastructures that encourage nature’s return to the city. This interactive pop up station illustrates how we can manage rain in a way that provides salmon habitat, improves water quality, and celebrates water within our urban centres. Free with admission to the museum. More Information.
Surviving Vancouver: Gathering in our City
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Join Lori Snyder, Woodrow Morrison, and T’uy’t’tanat- Cease Wyss as they engage in an exploratory and educational discussion about Indigenous Food systems, abilities to subsist, survive and live with traditional food sources and healing properties of the natural world. The evening will be moderated by Jolene Andrew. Nature enthusiasts, survivalists, naturopathic therapists and users, in addition to food practitioners, will all benefit from this dynamic panel discussion. 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. Enjoy the big city lights of Vancouver and catch a glimpse of the city from the 1950s through to the 1970s with this extraordinary collection of neon signs. The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself.
Coast Salish Blanket Weaving Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph return to MOV with their popular blanket weaving workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to learn Salish weaving skills from seasoned weavers. Participants will enjoy an introduction to traditional wool weaving techniques and traditions. Each participant will subsequently create a textile with loom techniques under the direction of the instructors and leave the workshop with their own textile. Limited spaces available. More Information.
Seniors Day at MOV!
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The first Tuesday of every month is  $5 admission for seniors (65+). Experience the modest, hopeful dreams of post-war Vancouver. The City of Vancouver's once streetcar lined streets are altered and re-shaped to accommodate cars. See the neon light up downtown when folks go to nightclubs and movies. Pose for street photographer Foncie Pulice as he snaps portraits of the sidewalk parade. Check out the jukebox and the private lives of teenagers!
Educational School Programs - Ancient Worlds: Grades 6 - 7

Uncover the science of archaeology by investigating artefacts from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, and Rome. Work in teams to do a simulated field dig, then research and analyse artefacts in a lab to formulate and test your hypothesis. Examine a real Egyptian mummy and learn about the process of mummification. Museum of Vancouver  offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs for  elementary school students , K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia’s social studies curriculum including Ancient Worlds. Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups.  Book Online.
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.
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...

Museums professionals are a resourceful and thrifty bunch when it comes to saving money and conserving materials for building exhibitions. Staff in small to mid-size museums, especially, have become experts at repurposing display units. Recently the listservs of several provincial museum associations, too, have become powerful platforms for passing along, exchanging or salvaging exhibition props and display units among museum colleagues. Continue Reading.

A high-tech Google art camera has allowed the Museum of Vancouver to uncover minuscule details in Coast Salish weavings and other items in its collection. 
MOV was invited to partner with Google Arts & Culture to digitize pieces in its collection with a custom-built robotic camera during two-and-a-half weeks in January. 
The items included a Coast Salish mountain goat-hair blanket that’s believed to be from Squamish Nation, plus various Northwest Coast blankets and robes. Continue Reading.
What's on in the community...
The Future is Bright - How Light and the Moving Image are Shaping a Paradigm Shift in Urban Design, A Public Speaker Event with Bruce Ramus 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We are at the beginning of an evolution. Light sources become moving images, which become skin-like, integrated surfaces that form the inner and outer experiences of our buildings. From designing spectacular shows for international music artists like U2, David Bowie and R.E.M, to now developing large-scale public art platforms in our cities. In this public speaker event, light artist Bruce Ramus will explore how we are in the beginnings of a major movement in urban design, reflected in the rise of ‘ media architecture’ . He will share how a deeper understanding of how we respond to light can enrich the future designs of our cities and share past lessons learned from the evolution of the art form. Bruce will discuss how a people-centred approach is what will allow future media architecture developments to become socially sustainable and will make our cities more livable. Admission is Free.
Vancouver Historical Society presents... The Untold Story of Sam Greer’s Battle for Kitsilano
Thursday, March 28, 2019

In September 1891, Samuel Greer either accidentally or intentionally shot Deputy Sheriff Tom Armstrong through the door of his family’s small house near what’s now called Kitsilano Beach. This was the dramatic climax of a much longer war between Greer and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Both claiming the same land on English Bay, Greer and the CPR had for years engaged a range of tactics to undermine each other’s position, including court cases, provincial investigations, newspaper editorials, and industrial sabotage. More Information.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.