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December 2013

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Posted by: Amanda McCuaig on December 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

Help us deliver a museum experience with the power to change a city!

Four years ago the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) embarked on a new vision, direction, and brand. At the time, we felt the museum had lost its relevancy and that it was time to step back and find out what Vancouverites really wanted. We discovered that citizens were looking for a neutral space for provocative conversation and dialogue about Vancouver and what it means to live here. As a result, we decided to turn the traditional museum on its head: instead of curating a story and telling it to the public, we would invite the community to help us tell important stories. Instead of just being a museum LOCATED in Vancouver we would become a museum ABOUT Vancouver.

        

This innovative way of engaging with Vancouverites has seen huge success through recognition by our peers and awards received since our re-branding. In creating the exhibition Sex Talk in the City, we worked extensively with an advisory group of 18 experts to develop an exhibition that promoted a healthy, public dialogue about sexuality in Vancouver. The result was a deeply engaging exhibition that the public responded to positively, despite the provocative topic.

  Where else in the city can you freely and playfully explore how you might like to transform a downtown street? At MOV’s Upcycled Urbanism last July, we pulled together, artists, students, designers, and anyone with an interest in rebuilding a piece of Vancouver to do just that. Together, we transformed a block of Granville Street. Upcycled Urbanism, in partnership with the UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, (SALA) we helped the public re-imagine public art and street amenities.

When you donate to the Museum of Vancouver, your gift makes a big impact! You help people of all ages connect more deeply and relevantly to our city and its history.

By visiting the MOV, becoming a member, renewing your membership, or making a cash donation, you help ensure the long-term sustainability of an institution that has been around since 1894.

 

Your tax deductible gift of $50 or more will ensure we can keep delivering provocative exhibitions and programs.

For more information about the MOV or making a donation please contact our Director of Development, Debbie Douez at 604.730.5304 or ddouez@museumofvancouver.ca. You can also make your donation online from our website at www.museumofvancouver.ca/support.

Be part of the community of the curious and help the MOV continue to pursue its vision: To hold a mirror up to the city and lead provocative conversations about its past, present, and future.

Thank you kindly for your support!

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