Musqueam Indian Band, Museum of Anthropology (UBC), Museum of Vancouver, and University of Waterloo

Recipients of the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

October 16, 2015

Canada's History speaks to recipients about their project multidisciplinary three museum project, which re-imagines Canada’s public spaces using Indigenous urban history.

Vancouver, British Columbia

This outstanding multidisciplinary three museum project re-imagines Canada’s public spaces. Partnered with the Musqueam peoples, the project’s Indigenous urban history re-examines museum collections, and makes visible Vancouver’s historic and contemporary Indigenous cultural landscape. Each partner delivered different aspects of one large story, using a wide-variety of exhibit techniques and innovative technologies, presenting historic and contemporary voices across the landscape of Vancouver. Moving outside traditional museum walls, they even created a transit station module to reach thousands of commuters. This outstanding respectful partnership combined reconciliation with a creative engagement of citizens about Indigenous urban identities in one of Canada’s largest cities.

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