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.
Excellence in Museums
The Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! is administered by the Canadian Museums Association.
With the support of Ecclesiastical Insurance
Canada’s History Society and the Canadian Museums Association are able to administer the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums.