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September 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Imogene Lim and Harold Steves' Passion for Chinese Menus and Seeds

Join us for diverse discussion featuring two of All Together Now's passionate collectors.

A menu can be a souvenir from a place visited or a special occasion event, but in a collection they tell a much richer story, especially those from Vancouver's Chinatown. During its heyday, Chinatown was very much a part of people's dining experience. Imogene Lim's menu collection reflect as much about Vancouver's community as it does about the Chinese food of the time. Imogene will present her perspective on collecting Chinese restaurant menus, a hobby that turned into a passion after inheriting a modest menu collection from her father and uncle. Imogene's talk will focus on menus acquired from once cherished local restaurants that are now extinct including WK Gardens, Yen Lock and Ho Inn.
 
Harold Steves is a vegetable seed collector. Obtaining seeds from Canadian seed companies and from the Seed Savers Exchange, Harold's collection contributes to a network of growers who collect, save and share seeds. Although intended for mail order, most sales from the Steves' seed catalogue is patronized by Vancouver-based gardeners and farmers.
 
 
Date: Thursday, September 8
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

September 11, 2016 / 2:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell.

Join the Language and Culture team for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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September 15, 2016 / 7:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Alec Dan
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Presentation and discussion with Musqueam community member Alec Dan.

Alec Dan returns to MOV to present and explore themes from the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. He will share his experience taking part in the c̓əsnaʔəm vigil to protect this 4,500 year old village and cemetery from development in 2012 and draw connections between past and present Musqueam culture and heritage. 

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm - known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden - aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, September 15

Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 

 

Sponsors

September 17, 2016 / 11:00 AM
Sci-Fi Collector Day
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The Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre invite you to a turbocharged, science-fiction-themed afternoon for the entire family. This day will open your mind to multiple intergalactic interactive activities.

Come participate in a happening that combines action figure collectors, 1970s/1980s video game consoles, science fiction film props, galactic craft and rarely screened science fiction short films created by local and national video artists. Engage with action figures, build mini space ships at our Star Trek craft table, time-warp back to Atari, Magnavox and Colecovision video game action, and drop into our micro-cinema for a science fiction film feast.  
 
You are encouraged to attend in science-fiction-themed costume. 
 
Date: Saturday, September 17
 
Time: 11am - 4pm
 
Registration: Advance tickets not required. Single admission to Museum of Vancouver or the H.R. Macmillan Space Center provides access to this event. 
 
Participants: 
 
Ryan Dunnison works in the video game industry. Ryan's collection of vintage video game consoles are driven by his fascination with the little-known history of Vancouver's own video game development, which dates back to the early 1980s. Ryan's collection celebrates second-generation video game culture; he restores the consoles that he acquires from game stores, garage sales, and thrift stores.
 
Eric Fell is a collector, writer, comedian, and actor. Eric created the smash comedy The Critical Hit Show and is one third of Vancouver’s movie enthusiast show The Gentlemen Hecklers. Both productions have gained a loyal following and international acclaim. This event features Eric's collection of Kenner's Star Wars action figure line from the 1970s and 1980s.
 
Video Out Distribution is a non-profit, non-exclusive distributor of media art on video to galleries, festivals, educational institution collections and broadcasters nationally and internationally. Video Out provides artist-driven distribution services that promote the practices of independent media art and earn revenue for independent media artists. Founded in 1980 by the Satellite Video Exchange Society,  Video Out’s distribution services and its 4,000-title collection are part of the VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 

 

Thanks to our event sponsors

 

September 22, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Object Knowledge - Inside the MOV’s Collection
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Join us for an insider's perspective of the Museum of Vancouver's collection, presented by MOV Curatorial Associate, Jillian Povarchook. 

Since 1894, the Museum has been building a collection on behalf of the people of Vancouver. Until the late 1960s, the Museum's collection grew erratically, in reaction to the tastes of local collectors and offers from potential donors. Bridging archaeology, ethnology, natural history, and settlers’ effects,the trajectory of the accessions brought a diverse object based collection of the world to Vancouver. More recently, particularly since the 1980s, collecting at the Museum has become more directed; its current acquisitions highlight a desire to exhibit Vancouver to the world.

Jillian's presentation will explore multiple single item accessions of the museum's early collection - a collection that has amassed 70,000 artifacts - in addition to highlighting sub-collections, such as the Major James S. Matthews’ Collection. Major Matthews served as the City of Vancouver’s first Archivist, documenting the pioneer and early civic history of this city. Matthews' based collection serves as the primary inspiration for the museum’s current feature exhibition, All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

Jillian Povarchook spent her early childhood sitting quietly in the room which her mother worked:the First Peoples Gallery at the Royal BC Museum. More recently, Jillian attended SFU where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Middle East and Islamic Studies. Jillian additionally engaged with a working group studying the connection between Domestic Spaces and Citizenship while working on her degree. She is in her sixth year of lovingly tending to the artefacts of the Museum of Vancouver’s collection as MOV's Curatorial Associate.

 
Date: Thursday, September 22 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets:  Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
 
October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.   
 
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, and All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Square off against amateur opponents, play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot(1995). Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound.

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon. 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Official Wine Partner

November 04, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Why I Design 2016

Designers! Drinks! Discussion!

Designers talk about what they do
and why they’re doing it in Vancouver.

You are invited to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Dozens of designers, stationed throughout the museum, discuss their work with you during this special evening. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.

Discover the stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before. Ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovators in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it. + Cash bar!

Date: 

Friday, November 4. 

Tickets:

Adults: $ 18.00 in advance, $ 20.00 at the door;

Members/Students: $15.00 in advance, $17.00 at the door. 

Registration: coming soon.

 

*Are you a designer who is interested in presenting? Email: whyidesign@museumofvancouver.ca

 

 


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