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Museum of Vancouver

 Spark your curiosity with the Museum of Vancouver’s inspiring collection of extraordinary treasures!  MOV’s featured exhibitions are: Haida Now - a visual feast of innovation and tradition showcasing an unparalleled display of Haida art, boasting 450 works created by carvers, weavers, photographers and printmakers as early as 1890’s and not to be missed is Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives - an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people interact with nature in the city.

While visiting MOV, experience permanent Vancouver history and neon galleries and support local artisans at the Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @MOV.

MOV is located in scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Only a 5 mins drive from downtown and a 20 mins stroll along the ocean boardwalk to either; Granville Island or Kitsilano Beach. MOV is easily accessible by False Creek Ferries, Mobi Bike Share Program and City Transit.


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Mark your Calendars! ⁣ ⁣ Winter Wander comes to Vanier Park on Saturday February 8, 2020. A family fun event + tickets are only $5 per person (ages 5 and under free) and include admission to all Vanier Park Attractions including: ⁣ ⁣ @museumofvan ⁣ @spacecentreyvr ⁣ @vanmaritime ⁣ @cityofvancouver Archives ⁣ ⁣ @bardonthebeach ⁣ ⁣ More information at⁣ ⁣ #WinterWander2020 #VanierPark
"It is in our blood to protect this Land" by Tsleil-Waututh artist and activist Ocean Hyland @dropletfromthesalishsea ⁣ ⁣ All protest banners from the 2018 Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline protest will be on display at MOV in a showcase of how Contemporary Indigenous Art is used to disrupt and challenge the status quo in Vancouver.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Acts of Resistance opens February 5, 2020 #AtMOV⁣ ⁣ #NewatMOV #ResistanceatMOV #ClimateJustice #IndigenousActivism
Conservation Notes:⁣ ⁣ This elaborate hair comb (H972.75.16), dating from the early 1900s, is made of cellulose nitrate, a widely used plastic-like compound that deteriorates over time. As evidenced by the black and white photograph, the artefact was in excellent condition when acquired in 1968. In 1994, the comb was showcased at the museum in an exhibition on Art Nouveau ornamentation. ⁣ ⁣ After 2010 however, the comb’s condition deteriorated rapidly. The copper found within the “gold-like” embellishment has now oxidized, creating a blue-green pigment that permeates throughout the top of the comb. ⁣ ⁣ This dramatic kind of deterioration is characteristic of cellulose nitrate and cannot be halted, only slowed by storage in a breathable material such as tissue paper. Digitization is also an invaluable tool used to ensure the artefact’s longevity and usefulness for future study. ⁣ ⁣ Well over 50% of the MOV collection has now been digitized! Explore the collection and the artefacts that make up Vancouver’s unique story at⁣ ⁣ #AtMOV #conservation #conservationtreatment #museum #museumconservation
❄️❄️ Looking for something to do on this Vancouver snow day? ❄️❄️ We will be open 10-3pm today and serving complimentary coffee to all visitors ☕☕ . #icecrab #vancouversnow #freecoffee #staywarm #AtMOV


From Cornwall Avenue, turn north on Chestnut Street. Turn right at Whyte Avenue for parking and entrance.

On Transit: Take the #22, #2, or #32. Exit at Cornwall and Cypress. Walk North-East (towards the water).

Easily accessible by False Creek Ferries and the on-site Mobi Bike Share Program.’ 

Hours and Dates of Operation

Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm

Calendar of Events


Phone: 604.736.4431
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver BC V6J 3J9

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