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Posted by: Marketing on February 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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February 6, 2018

 

MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER APPOINTS NEW MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND REAPPOINTS TWO DIRECTORS

Vancouver, B.C., February 6 2018 - The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to welcome Mark Virgin to its Board of Directors for a two-year term effective February 1, 2018. Kory Wilson and Pamela Goossen were also re-appointed for second two year terms.

They join the MOV board of twelve, representing a broad scope of industry sectors and community interests.

 

Mark Virgin

New Board member Mark Virgin is the principal of Stevens Virgin, a Vancouver boutique litigation firm. Virgin is active in numerous community and professional organizations. He serves as President of Anxiety BC and he is a director on the board of the Courthouse Libraries Society of BC.

Some notable achievements in his community service includes his instrumental role in raising the public/private monies of nearly $10,000,000 to build the Dr. Peter Centre which provides palliative care to 24 people and provides day programming to over 150 individuals with HIV/AIDS.  While Chair, Virgin stewarded the foundation through the ground-breaking introduction of supervised injection services by staff at the Centre which ultimately helped reshape the law in this area of healthcare in Canada. During Virgin’s leadership of AnxietyBC, fundraising has escalated by $500,000 per annum.
 

Kory Wilson

Wilson is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Quadra Island) and is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach. Wilson is the Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at BCIT, and the Chair of the National Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutions Canada and a Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Ambassador.  Wilson has a Law degree from UBC.

Pamela Goossen

Goossen is the founder and CEO of Zoom Consulting, a Vancouver-based marketing and communications firm that serves both local and global clients across a variety of sectors. Goossen’s specialties include branding, web content strategy and lead generation. Goossen holds a BA in English from UBC and is an accredited public relations professional.
 

THE MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER

MOV’s mandate is to reflect and connect the stories of Vancouver to the world by collecting and preserving material and non-material culture and sharing stories that explore Vancouver’s past, present and future through exhibitions, school and public programs. The Board of Directors guides the strategic direction of the Society supporting four pillars: Reconciliation, Immigration, Natural History and Social History and Contemporary Issues.

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Contact:

Joan Young, Chair, Board of Directors, Vancouver Museum Society

Joan.young@mcmillan.ca, Tel: 604-893-7639

The Museum of Vancouver an enthusiastic civic advocate, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city. MOV connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The Museum’s programs, exhibitions and collections bring people together and inspire conversations about the future.

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Posted by: Marketing on January 26, 2018 at 10:39 am
Vanier Park hosts 7th annual Winter Wander - a family friendly cultural event
 
Vancouver, BC – On Saturday, February 3, 10am to 5pm, Vancouverites from across the lower mainland will visit Vanier Park — located between Kits Beach and Granville Island — for a day of cultural exploration. Winter Wander offers the local community an opportunity to experience all 5 Attractions for $5.00 per person, kids 5 and under are free.
 
Vanier Park’s unique waterfront attractions: Vancouver Maritime Museum, Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Academy of Music and City of Vancouver Archives will host an entertaining, informative and engaging day showcasing exquisite art, history, crafts, science, music and theatre.
 
“Winter Wander is a wonderful way for families to spend time together exploring all that Vanier Park has to offer our Vancouverites. In the spirit of collaboration, it’s our collective way of saying welcome and thank you for supporting Vancouver’s culture and connecting with your community“ says Acting CEO, Mike Mallen, Museum of Vancouver.
 
Not to be missed, are roving performances by Bard’s Young Shakespeareans and the Vancouver Academy of Music students, local artisan demonstrations, intriguing exhibits, a day in space and a rocket lab, exposure to Vancouver archives and a drop-in ball hockey game for eager participants. Plus the enjoyment of local food and coffee vendors, a family fun photo booth and a chance to win great prizes!
 
Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018, Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Vanier Park – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $5.00/person, children 5 and under free
Admission can be purchased on event day at Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum. For more information, visit winterwander.com to view our Facebook event page.
 
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Sue Griffin, VP Philanthropy and Marketing, Museum of Vancouver
 
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Posted by: Marketing on January 9, 2018 at 12:38 pm
Museum of Vancouver announces Mauro Vescera as new CEO


 
VANCOUVER, BC – The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to announce
that Mauro Vescera will be joining the Museum as the Chief Executive Officer, effective February 13,
2018.
 
Vescera brings a wealth of leadership, non-profit and cultural experience to the Museum, having worked in and with the non-profit sector, both nationally and internationally, for more than 20 years.
 
Vescera joins the Museum from the Italian Cultural Centre where he was Executive Director. Prior to that, Vescera worked at Simon Fraser University as a major gifts fundraiser, and with the Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, for 12 years where he managed several granting portfolios including, Arts and Culture, Environment, Education, Health, Social Enterprise and Animal Welfare. Vescera has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including six years as the Chair of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, a founding board member of the Small Change Fund, and he currently sits on the board of the Jim Green Foundation.
 
Vescera holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, a post-graduate diploma in Renaissance History from the Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.
 
“With Mauro’s deep breadth of experience, his relationships throughout the community and passion for arts and culture, the Museum of Vancouver will continue to develop and promote award winning exhibitions and public programming, attracting both local and international visitors,” said Joan Young, MOV Board Chair.
 
“MOV is one of Vancouver’s great cultural institutions and I am looking forward to working closely with the Board of Directors, the management team and staff to further develop MOV’s priorities, including reconciliation, immigration, natural history, social history and contemporary events and activities” says Vescera.
 
museumofvancouver.ca The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.
 
CONTACT: Joan Young, Chair, Board of Directors, Museum of Vancouver T: 778 918 6461 joan.young@mcmillan.ca
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Posted by: Marketing on December 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER APPOINTS NEW BOARD CHAIR AND NEW MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

Vancouver, B.C., Dec. 20, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to announce the appointment of current Board member, Joan Young as Chair of the Board and welcomes Linda Morris to its Board of Directors.

Outgoing Board Chair, Jill Tipping will remain on the Board in the role of Past Chair.

“Jill Tipping has been an outstanding leader during her tenure as Chair of the Board,” said Young, noting that Tipping led the Museum through a period of growth and renewal including significant increases in attendance and revenue.

“I am honoured to succeed Jill as Chair and I am grateful for the Board’s confidence as we continue to advance its mission to inspire a socially connected, civically engaged city,” says Young.

Joan Young previously served as MOV’s Vice-Chair and Chair of Governance. She is a partner at McMillan LLP where she practices commercial litigation and is Co-Chair of Litigation.  

New Board member Linda Morris is former Vice-President of Business Development and Community Engagement at Vancity. She was CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (BC/Yukon), Director of Public Affairs for the Vancouver Port Authority and Vice-President Communications and Community Engagement for Vancouver Coastal Health. She has also held senior positions at the National Science Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation and was Board Chair of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. She currently sits on the Board of Reconciliation Canada.

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Contact: Joan Young, Board of Directors, Vancouver Museum Society

The Museum of Vancouver an enthusiastic civic advocate, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city. MOV connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The Museum’s programs, exhibitions and collections bring people together and inspire conversations about the future.

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Posted by: Alan Kollins on October 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Museum of Vancouver Presents Album Release Concert for Local Artist Anna Baignoche's Newest Album Becoming

For immediate release (October 3, 2017) Vancouver BC

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) presents Album Release Concert for Local Artist Anna Baignoche's Newest Album Becoming. On Saturday October 21, 2017 at 7:00, Baignoche will be performing songs from Becoming live on stage at MOV for the first time. 

Becoming, is a product of seven years of hard work by Baignoche and is an amalgam of acoustic and electronic music, dirt and wires, paint over a photograph, love over hate, pure joy and deep sorrow. It is her 3rd studio album, and by far her most ambitious.

“I love when electronic music compliments acoustic music,” says Baignoche, excited to play with new electronic music sounds and forms she had never experimented with. “We’ve had so much fun messing around with sound, colour,” says Baignoche, “I’m not a painter, but I feel like we’ve been painting with sound, it feels very visual, cinematic.”

Baignoche merges many aspects of her life and inspiration on this album and performance. Her life has been full of travel and other languages. She writes in Spanish and Portuguese, having lived in Brasil and Cuba for a period of time. On Avalanche Love, Baignoche sings half in English and half in Portuguese, telling the tale of one New Year's Eve on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro celebrating with millions of people all wearing white to another New Year's Day, lost in the mountains of interior BC on a ski trip. The musical influences on the album are eclectic to say the least, ranging from folk to jazz to pop to country, and latin music. Her musical mentors are Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Cat Power, Miles Davis, Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto, Sigur Ros, and Miriam Makeba.

Baignoche's band features an impressive line-up of musicians working in Vancouver's pop, folk, Latin music scenes: Michael Simpsonelli - guitar (Jason Burnstick); Stephen Nikleva - guitar (Ferron, Mae Moore, Sarah McLachlan, Petunia); Simon Kendall - Piano/accordion (Doug and the Slugs); Niho Takase - Piano (Mazacote); Michel Bruyere on drum kit (Buffy St. Marie); Johnny Walsh - Bass (Brasstronaut, Dan Mangan); Elliot Vaughan (The End Tree); Martin Reisle (Maria in the Shower, The End Tree) and Malcolm Aiken - trumpet (Mazacote). 

Opening for Baignoche is her musical and life partner, Andy Tabb and his band, The Andy Tabb Welcome Band, which includes Baignoche on cello, guitar and backup vocals along with Katheryn Petersen on accordion, Elliot Vaughn on viola, and Martin Reisle on cello and banjo.

This concert will be hosted in MOV's intimate 200 seat theatre. A drink bar will be offered during the opening set by the Andy Tabb Welcome Band in the building's scenic Joyce Walley Room.

Early Bird Tickets (before October 9) are $35 for Adults, $30 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members. Following October 9 Tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members.

Tickets are available on the Museum of Vancouver website museumofvancouver.ca and in person or by telephone at the museum’s visitor services (604-736-4431).

About Museum of Vancouver (museumofvancouver.ca)

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.

 

LISTING INFORMATION: MOV Presents Album Release Concert for Local Artist Anna Baignoche's Newest Album Becoming

Date:                 October 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Address:            Museum of Vancouver
                          1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC

Website:             museumofvancouver.ca

Social Media:     facebook.com/MuseumofVancouver/
                           twitter.com/museumofvan
                           instagram.com/museumofvan/
                           youtube.com/user/MuseumofVancouver
                          #IHeartMOV and #BecomingMOV

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For further media information, contact

Katheryn Petersen T: 604-319-4021                        Erin Reddekopp T: 604-730-5319

katherynsalmon@gmail.com                                    ereddekopp@museumofvancovuer.ca

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Posted by: Alan Kollins on September 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                
August 24, 2017

Museum of Vancouver Explores Our City’s Turbulent History of Protests with
- City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism -

Drawing from the photo collection of the Vancouver Sun and The Province,
this Immersive Exhibition Revisits Moments of Action, Transformation & Detonation

VANCOUVER, BC The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism – a compelling new photo-based exhibition on display from September 28 to February 18, 2018. The collection features 650 photographs of demonstrations, occupations, riots, blockades, and strikes from the early 1900s to the present day, capturing those transformative moments when the city showed up, stood up, and rallied for change—or exploded in anger. Visitors will find themselves immersed in a dynamic and interactive environment of large digital projections, short films, and animated sounds of protest rallies and choirs, inviting the public to engage with and think about the impact of grassroots activism in their lives.

“Images of street demonstrations are uniquely gripping and beautiful. They highlight the agency of people in challenging the status quo and effecting social change,” explained Viviane Gosselin, MOV’s Curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions. “Several events depicted in the exhibition remind us that laws and policies that we often overlook today are the result of citizens taking their concerns to the street.”

“The photographs reveal a wide range of social and political issues throughout Vancouver’s history,” added Kate Bird, Co-Curator of City on Edge. “Some protests, especially those regarding affordable housing, urban development and heritage protection are hyper-local, while the peace and environmental movements reflect a more global activism. The powerful act of marching together with a shared purpose gives people a sense of community engagement with their city, province, country, and the world.”

One of the earliest events documented in City on Edge is the anti-Asian race riot of 1907, when an anti-immigration rally exploded into violence and destruction in Chinatown and Japantown. Other iconic events include the Komagata Maru incident, the 1946 Daily Province strike, the Gastown riot, the 1993 Clayoquot Sound anti-logging protests, Occupy Vancouver, and last year’s Kinder Morgan demonstrations.

The photographs in the exhibition, many which have not been seen since their initial publication in the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers, are centered around issues that have provoked resistance and incited passion in this city for decades such as the environment, labour relations, government policies, Indigenous rights, and social justice. The exhibit also includes images that explore Vancouver’s raucous history of sports and concert riots. These visually stunning photographs serve as exceptional historical records of intense and transformational periods in the lives of Vancouverites.

By sharing this extensive photo collection, MOV encourages visitors to experience a century of activism not as a series of isolated sit-ins, street demonstrations, and blockades, but as key societal expressions of social democracy. Essentially, these protests have long turned public spaces into stages upon which people share viewpoints, express common goals, mobilize public opinion, and endeavor to effect change.

In addition to co-curating the exhibition, Kate Bird will draw on her experience as a retired Pacific Newspaper Group librarian to present a collection of protest images in City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, a new book that will be published this fall by Greystone Books (details at greystonebooks.com). The exhibition expands on the book, showcasing a significantly larger number of photographs in a dramatic multimedia environment. Bird is the author of the bestselling 2016 book Vancouver in the Seventies, which inspired a companion exhibition at MOV. City on Edge marks her second collaboration as a MOV co-curator.

To complement the exhibition, MOV is pleased to offer the following public program:

Archiving Activism presented by Kate Bird, Co-Curator and an Expert Panel
November 30 at 7pm at the Museum of Vancouver

This public program will feature a discussion by an expert panel representing a variety of local archival collections. The group will share what goes into the collection, preservation, and dissemination of primary documentary records of activism from ephemeral material such as posters and flyers, to photographs, video and oral histories. The panel will also discuss how archivists, artists, filmmakers, and playwrights use documentary evidence to reconstruct the history of activism and tell the stories of subcultural and marginalized groups.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful for the support of the Vancouver Sun and The Province.

About Museum of Vancouver (museumofvancouver.ca)

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city. 

LISTING INFORMATION      MOV presents City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism

 

Date:                                   September 28, 2017 to February 18, 2018

Address:                              Museum of Vancouver          
                                            1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC

Website:                              museumofvancouver.ca

Social Media:                       facebook.com/MuseumofVancouver/
                                             twitter.com/museumofvan
                                             instagram.com/museumofvan/
                                             youtube.com/user/MuseumofVancouver
                                             #CityonEdge and #MOVonEdge

 

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For further media information, contact
Sarah Ghosh  T: 604.558.2400 ext. 508  C: 604.346.3774
sghosh@mpmgarts.com

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Posted by: Marketing on August 1, 2017 at 10:45 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017

Museum of Vancouver Seeks Stories to Trust in a Post-Truth World with Thought-Provoking Exhibition - Unbelievable - Rare and Amazing Artifacts Reveal Sensational Stories & Secrets of Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC – The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) poses provocative questions about our perception of stories with Unbelievable – a new exhibition on display June 24 - September 24, 2017. Diving deep into the vaults of MOV, this quirky exhibition assembles iconic artifacts, storied replicas, and contested objects for a mind-bending exploration of the role stories play in defining lives and communities – and what happens when we question the tales we’ve long relied upon.

“Stories are how we create our community and nation. They are literally a matter of life and death, possessing the power to bring us together or tear us apart,” explained Gregory Dreicer, MOV’s Director of Curatorial and Engagement and the creative mind behind Unbelievable. “A shockingly diverse collection of objects will provoke laughter, nostalgia, and fear. What unifies them is not the physical objects themselves – but the contradictory and unbelievable stories that surround each of the treasures on display. We are taking people deep behind the scenes – in order to explore the creation of stories and how they define our past, present, and future.”

The first large Unbelievable object that visitors will encounter is the Thunderbird totem pole. It appeared in controversial filmmaker Edward Curtis’ 1914 work In the Land of the Head Hunters. The totem pole has since been replicated in fiberglass, as well as re-carved to stand in Stanley Park - but the original has been tucked away within MOV’s vaults. The pole’s complex histories lay the groundwork for an exploration of stories, symbols, and struggles that follow. Furthermore, the Thunderbird totem pole challenges our fundamental thinking about reconciliation and Canada in its 150th year.

Unbelievable will also include a search for other contemporary ‘totems’, each with contrasting stories about a point in time in Vancouver. These include the original ‘R’ from Arbutus Street’s ‘The Ridge’ sign (where a replica now adorns condos); a full-scale bronze-cast model of Stanley Park’s derivative Girl in a Wet Suit; and opposing and battling Quatchi costumes from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games - one an official costume, the other an anti-mascot built by protestors.

The artifacts will also illustrate the tangled threads of narrative around Vancouver’s relationship with First Nations communities. Pieces include a carving given to George Vancouver’s crew, a large mask of a bird depicting the European-brought disease of smallpox, and Pauline Johnson’s ‘Indigenous’ dress, a fantasy garment for a cultural celebrity with a vivid imagination.

Finally, more surprising items ask visitors to create their own stories about unique artifacts found within the MOV collection, such as a side table crafted from an elephant foot, a chair cobbled together from cattle horns, and favourite pieces of garbage salvaged by the City of Vancouver’s sanitation workers.  

This interactive component of the exhibition will encourage visitors to share their thoughts about how each object came to be, and then later present them with the opportunity to compare their narrative to MOV’s documentation of each artifact.

Inspiration for Unbelievable originated last fall in the wake of the American election, which highlighted an astonishing aspect of human nature: people reject facts that don’t fit their story, even if the information is true. MOV concluded an exhibition exploring the notion of truth – including the museum’s role as one of Canada’s most trusted institutions – could not be more timely or relevant.

Essentially, lack of trust, the reach of the web, the crisis in journalism and democracy have sparked Dreicer to embark on a quest for stories to believe in. “We live in an age of information where alternative facts and absolute falsehoods have run rampant.” continued Dreicer, “In an era where nothing can be taken at face value, MOV wanted to create an exhibition that raises questions. With Unbelievable, we ultimately hope visitors will walk away awed by the power of story – with a different understanding and possibly skepticism – about the tales they encounter and the stories they tell themselves.”

About Museum of Vancouver (museumofvancouver.ca) 
The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city. 

LISTING INFORMATION MOV presents Unbelievable 

Date: June 24 – September 24, 2017 

Address: Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC

Website: museumofvancouver.ca Publicity Materials: mpmgarts.com

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For further media information, contact Sarah Ghosh T: 604.558.2400 ext. 508 C: 604.346.3774 sghosh@mpmg

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Posted by: Marketing on August 1, 2017 at 9:31 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2017

Museum of Vancouver explores Austria’s enviable

social housing system with new exhibition: 

- The Vienna Model -

 

What Vancouver can learn about designing housing for the 21st century city.

VANCOUVER, BC – The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to present a fascinating exhibition that explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century City – on view at MOV from May 17 through July 16, 2017 – features housing projects that illustrate an innovative approach to architecture while advancing social housing in the modern metropolis.

Vancouver consistently ranks alongside the Vienna as one of the world’s most livable cities, but our city has a lot to learn from its European counterpart in terms of alternative approaches to housing.

The Vienna Model goes beyond displaying compelling buildings, it describes the design and planning process in a stable housing market, where 60% of the population lives in municipally built, owned, or managed housing.

As Vancouver embarks upon a community engagement process revolving around housing, this project - curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins - expands the discussion about urban planning options, and encourages dialogue around the future of the city.

The Vienna Model spotlights eight key principles through a series of photographs and interpretive displays: Social Mixing, Developing New Urban Areas, Diversity and Integration, Citizen Participation, Environment and Climate Protection, Developing Existing Housing Stock, Building on the Outskirts, Use and Design of Public Spaces, and the Role of Art in housing developments.

 

About Museum of Vancouver (museumofvancouver.ca)

The Museum of Vancouver’s mission is to inspire a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum, an enthusiastic civic advocate, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.

LISTING INFORMATION        The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century City

Guest Curators                      Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins
Date:                                      May 17 – July 16, 2017
Venue:                                   Museum of Vancouver: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:                                museumofvancouver.ca

 

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Posted by: Marketing on July 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER LEADERSHIP CHANGE

VANCOUVER, BC.  The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver announces the departure of CEO Mark Richards and his return to the UK.

During his assignment with the museum, Richards’ international expertise in museums and business transformation assisted in strengthening the museum’s vision for the future together with advancing its revitalization plan. The Board wishes Richards all the best in dealing with his family’s health issues in the UK and thanks him for sharing his international expertise with us.

The Board of Directors also announced that Director of Operations and Finance Mike Mallen has been appointed Acting CEO.

A search has been launched to find a replacement CEO to lead the Museum of Vancouver as it continues to implement its strategic plan and maintain its award-winning reputation for providing quality exhibits and programs.

MOV recently unveiled a new five-year strategic plan focusing on its position as a social connector, inspiring civic engagement and improving the institution’s sustainability.

ABOUT MOV

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum, an enthusiastic civic advocate, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.

CONTACT

Jill Tipping
Chair, Board of Directors Vancouver Museum Society

 

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Posted by: Anonymous on January 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2017

 

VANCOUVER, BC – It was recently reported that the new owners of the Railway Club on Dunsmuir Street plan to donate interior elements of the former live music venue to the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). It was also reported that the Museum has been in contact with the new owners on this. In response, the new CEO of the Museum, Mark Richards, has issued the following statement:

“Although the Museum did contact the previous owners in early 2016, the Museum of Vancouver has not been in correspondence with the current owners of the Railway Club and has no plans at present to acquire any artefacts from that site. MOV is not involved in this development in any way.

This museum has a vital role to play in the preservation of the history of Vancouver but we must be prudent when making decisions on what we do and do not collect. No assumptions should be made that every object offered to the museum will be accepted.

We are open to discussions on the contents of the Railway Club but these will need to be conducted through the proper channels.”

 

 

About Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. An enthusiastic civic advocate, MOV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. MOV is an independent, non-profit organization that seeks partners to support the evolution of the Museum’s visitor experience. 

 

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Media contact :                                   Myles Constable,

Marketing Manager, Museum of Vancouver

mconstable@museumofvancouver.ca

604-730-5309

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