The Visible City

The Visible City is a virtual exhibition and mobile app that tracks the rise, fall, and revival of neon in Vancouver, shining a light on people whose lives played out under the neon signs. Their stories create a textured social history of Vancouver, illuminated by neon.

*This app is no longer available.


April 30, 2013 / 4:00 PM
Visible City Virtual Exhibition & App Launch Party

The Museum of Vancouver is pushing boundaries again!

We're thrilled to be launching our very first online exhibition at mobile app, The Visible City.

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Vancouver Fanclub, 1050 Granville Street
Cost: $10 | MOV Members FREE
Purchase: http://visiblecity.eventbrite.com 

The Visible City goes beyond the walls of a traditional museum, allowing you to experience history through augmented reality. Discover the rise, fall, and reviviale of neon on two interactive walking tours of the city's most colourful neighbourhoods.

The MOV is the first museum in North America to have such an app, and we invite you to join us for its launch at the wonderful Vancouver Fanclub on Granville Street! Come for a drink, download the app, share your own neon story, and then take a jaunt down the street to test out the tour.

Event Sponsor:
Vancouver Fanclub

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The Visible City Press Kit

The attached press kit includes:

  • press release
  • pitch kit with possible story angles and images
  • additional fact sheet

Media preview is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, at 2:00pm at the Vancouver Fanclub (1050 Granville St).
Please RSVP to Amanda (see below).

To request high resolution images or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Amanda McCuaig
Marketing Officer