c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

Vancouver has grown up on unceded Coast Salish territory. It is therefore fitting that an exhibition featuring c̓əsnaʔəm, an important ancestral village of the Musqueam First Nation, be the first story of our Vancouver history galleries.

Legacy Awards Dinner

Please join us on October 6th, at the 2014 Legacy Awards Dinner, as we recognize Morris J. Wosk and Yosef Wosk, Dr. Julio Montaner and Wade Grant  for their commitment to shaping a better Vancouver.

Guests at this fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, a sit-down dinner, complimentary beverages, live entertainment, and a silent auction benefiting our non-profit society. (more info here)

#ofVancouver campaign and photo contest

In mid-July we launched an awareness campaign inspired by the idea that the CITY is our greatest artifact. It is the Museum's vision to hold a mirror up to the city and lead provocative conversations about Vancouver's past, present, and future. To that end, we're asking YOU to share thoughts and images (on Instagram) that you think are particularly "of Vancouver."  

Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living

Design Sundays return to the MOV this November. Part of a recurring series made possible through rotating partnerships with local education institutions, this latest iteration of Design Sundays is presented in collaboration with the Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

Who was Daniel Evan White - Part III (final installment)

In this final installment of "Who was Daniel Evan White" MOV curator Viviane Gosselin explores how the 2 guest curators got to know Dan and what what working with him was like. Play House: the architecture of Daniel Evan White is on now until March 23, 2013.


VG: When did you first learn about Dan White?

Who was Daniel Evan White? - Part I

Viviane Gosselin's picture

Will the Museum of Vancouver be moving?

With the Vancouver Art Gallery officially on its way out of their current location between Robson and Georgia, we've been getting asked more and more whether we might be taking that space.

Museum Monday: Vancouver's cougar, grwar!

By Craig Scharien 

My own sex education at school (in the mid ‘90s) was not exactly memorable, but there are a couple sections of Sex Talk in the City that remind me of that time of my life. The group of white desks with graffiti all over them certainly conjure up memories of boredom and a lack of true sexual understanding. The other is the giant black cougar on a striking red wall.

Museum Monday: Snooping in the drawers

By Craig Scharien

A highlight of the bedroom section of Sex Talk in the City is a striking wall of red drawers. Meant evoke thoughts of a chest of drawers in the bedroom, it holds fascinating treasures and memories that aren’t always thought of or talked about – and are often, in fact, hidden.

Upcycled: Under the street...a beach?

[What is Upcycled Urbanism?

After a month of brainstorming, design posturing, and hundreds of chocolate chunk cookies, the Upcycled Urbanism community has gathered enough ideas to drive a truly mind-bending public space intervention.


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