MOV Reconciliation Partnership

Museum of Vancouver and the City of Vancouver partner to support Reconciliation

Vancity, the Museum of Vancouver and the City of Vancouver partner to support Reconciliation through public education series

Vancity is proud to join the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and the City of Vancouver (COV) as Partners in Reconciliation. Together we share the goals of promoting public awareness of Reconciliation, strengthening relations with Indigenous communities, and incorporating Indigenous’ perspectives into our respective organizations to improve and enhance our services.

Partners in Reconciliation

Vancity and the COV are collaborating with MOV to create a series of public education workshops and dialogues designed to enhance awareness and understanding of local Indigenous cultures. In addition, we will be exploring the role of cultural institutions within Vanier Park in the overall Reconciliation journey, given their use of the unceded shared territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. These workshops and dialogues create important opportunities to connect with Indigenous people and their culture in a meaningful way, while helping us to better understand our shared history.

Be sure to keep an eye on Vancity’s Events page for news of upcoming workshops and dialogues, which will be taking place later in 2018.

A great perk to help you participate in this journey

As part of our new partnership, MOV is now offering 50% discounted admission to MOV for Vancity members and a friend until the end of 2018. Just show your Vancity MEMBER CARD® or enviro™ Visa card at the ticket counter to receive discounted admission for you and your plus-one (Vancity members can also claim their discount without an accompanying non-member). Vancity members will also receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases at the Lattimer Gallery & Gift Shop @ MOV

Exhibitions now on view

With these discounted admissions, there is no better time to attend MOV’s specially curated collections designed to help us all engage with Reconciliation. MOV has a number of permanent exhibitions, including:

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. Before Vancouver evolved into the vibrant city it is today c̓əsnaʔəm was the city before the city; an important ancestral village of the Musqueam First Nation. This collaborative project aims to generate public discussions about heritage, Indigenous history, and our role as inhabitants of unceded Coast Salish Territory; raising awareness about the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for the City of Vancouver.

Haida Now: A visual feast of innovation and tradition, is also now on view. Guest curated by Haida curator Kwiaahwah Jones and in partnership with the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate, the exhibition features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers—a new, powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of Haida people.

Visit MOV’s website https://museumofvancouver.ca/mov-current-exhibitions-and-history-galleries/ for more details.