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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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“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 for a copy of the most recent Audited Financial


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

Deep Cultural Understandings Emerge as Haida Offer Interpretation of their Treasures

VANCOUVER, BC – 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.