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Reconciliation in Action: Museum of Vancouver announces 2018 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) today announced new additions to its Board of Directors. Christina Clark, Chief Janice George, Melissa Holland, Leona Sparrow, and Karen Thomas were elected at MOV’s annual general meeting for two - year terms. “The Museum of Vancouver is committed to reconciliation with indigenous communities and the elections of Chief Janice George (Skwxwú7mesh Nation), Leona Sparrow (Musqueam Indian Band) and Karen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) mark a new chapter in MOV’s history” said Joan Young, Chair of the Board of Directors, noting that “we believe that MOV is the first Vancouver cultural institution to have elected representatives from the city’s three host nations.”


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Exclusive Media Tour of New Exhibition - Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and Nature Vancouver invite media to an exclusive curated tour of the illuminating exhibition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, June 28, 2018, 11am-12:30pm at MOV (1100 Chestnut Street). Co-curated by Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, and Lee Beavington of Nature Vancouver, the exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd-sourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.


 
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Museum of Vancouver Invites Urbanites to Reflect on the Environment with
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
 

Co-produced with Nature Vancouver in celebration of its centenary, New Exhibition Challenges Visitors to Explore and Engage with the Natural World. VANCOUVER, BC – The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and Nature Vancouver proudly present the illuminating exhibition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, on display from June 28, 2018 to September 2019. This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowdsourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.


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MOV, City of Vancouver, and Vancity Team Up to Support Reconciliation through Public Education Series

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) and the City of Vancouver (COV) as Partners in Reconciliation in support of MOV’s journey of Reconciliation. The partners share the goals of promoting public awareness of Reconciliation, strengthening relations with First Nations and Indigenous communities, and incorporating First Nations’ perspectives into their respective organizations to improve and enhance their services. 

This initiative coincides with MOV’s presentation of Haida Now, an exhibition guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, on display from March 16, 2018 to March 2020. The collection features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers, and print-makers, some collected as early as the 1890s. The City of Vancouver is also a partner in Haida Now, which offers visitors the opportunity to experience the world view and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation of the role museums can play in the Reconciliation movement.


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Stories of Resilience and Road to Reconciliation EasyPark new Partner in Education

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is very pleased to announce that EasyPark has become a new Partner in Education. Specifically, EasyPark is supporting MOV’s new School’s Program Stories of Resilience and the Road to Reconciliation.

MOV is currently realigning its school program syllabus with an emphasis on Indigenous content throughout K-12 to align with the Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. This spring, MOV is introducing Stories of Resilience and the Road to Reconciliation, a program that will explore the devastating effects of colonialism, including the intergenerational trauma caused by the residential school system and First Peoples’ struggle to retain their cultural identity. The program will focus on the resilience of Indigenous communities in the face of assimilative policies and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process.

"Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem - it is a Canadian problem. It involves us all." Justice Murray Sinclair.


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Request for Proposals (RFP) – Audit Services

“The Vancouver Museum Society” (Society) has a rich and vibrant history as the oldest cultural institution in the city, founded in 1894. The Society’s mandate is to reflect and connect the stories of Vancouver to the world, accomplished by collecting, preserving and sharing the material and non-material culture that illuminates these stories, and through exhibitions and programs that explore Vancouver’s past, present and future.

Specifically, the Society’s community scope includes:

• conserving and researching the 100,000+ objects and artefacts in our collection;
• designing, producing, and curating work that creates world-class exhibitions;
• delivering adventurous programs and workshops for children of all ages;
• advocating for Vancouver and creating a gathering place for discussion, dialogue and debate.

The Society’s fiscal year runs from January 1st to December 31st, and it has a requirement to file an audited financial statement with the City of Vancouver and general membership by May of each year. Annual revenues are between $2,000,000 and $2,400,000 per year, and the organization employs 35 people in one location. The organization is membership-based and has approximately 1000 members.

Please contact finance@museumofvancouver.ca for a copy of the most recent Audited Financial
Statements.


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World-Class Collection of Haida Art on Display in its Entirety for the First Time at MOV with - Haida Now -

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with Haida Now, a collaborative exhibition featuring an unparalleled collection of Haida art, on display from March 16, 2018 to June 15, 2019. Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, the exhibition will feature more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s. An impressive group of local Haida Artists will share their insights and knowledge about the collection, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a new, 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.