MOA Presents Culture at the Centre: Win Passes

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The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) presents first-ever collaboration between six First Nations communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre. Coordinated by MOA Curators Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort between the Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Nisga’a, and Haida nations offers insight into the significant and innovative work taking place in five Indigenous-run cultural centres & museums in BC to support their language, culture, and history.

MOA Presents Culture at the Centre

Where: Museum of Anthropology (UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive)
When: March 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Exhibit Opening Reception: March 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

MOA Presents Culture at the Centre
Basket by TheresaGabriel (Lil’wat) made before 1916 (MOANd688). Photo by Derek Tan.

Covering a wide geographic expanse, from what is now Vancouver to the Nass River Valley, this is the first time the participating communities will come together to curate an exhibition and showcase their diverse cultures in one space. The collaborators of Culture at the Centre hope to broaden visitors’ understanding of the role of cultural centres & museums in their respective communities.

MOA Culture at the Centre

Culture at the Centre will highlight the important work these cultural centres do in their communities. The centres are Musqueam Cultural Education and Resource Centre (Musqueam), Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Squamish, Lil’wat), Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre (Heiltsuk), Nisga’a Museum (Nisga’a), and Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay (Haida).

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see the belongings from these communities presented in their own voices, and will be organized under three main themes: Land and Language, Continuity and Communities, and Repatriation and Reconciliation.

Featuring dynamic displays, unique territorial maps and images, Indigenous languages, cultural objects, and video works, the MOA hopes that this will be the first of many such exhibitions of its kind that celebrates and collaborates with these diverse communities and centres.

Win Passes

I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away so that you can experience Culture at the Centre (between March 18, 2018 and October 8, 2018). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Follow MOA on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this exhibition and more.

Update The winner is Jenn Davidson!

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24 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. EileenWednesday, March 7th, 2018 — 7:29pm PST

    I love to visit the Museum of Anthropology.

  2. JazzyWednesday, March 7th, 2018 — 10:41pm PST

    This would be a great experience!

  3. AnaThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 8:59am PST

    This sounds like a great time!

  4. Kirsten FThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 1:59pm PST

    I would love to win passes to the Museum of Anthropology and experience Culture at the Centre! Thanks for the contest!

  5. LindaThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 2:29pm PST

    The MOV is wonderful.

  6. KristyThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 3:55pm PST

    I am due for a visit to the MOA!

  7. Ashley-rose FlynnThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 5:37pm PST

    would love to go

  8. wenThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 6:20pm PST

    Awesome Exhibit!

  9. KellyThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 6:24pm PST

    Good time to visit!

  10. IanThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 9:45pm PST

    Our family would love it.

  11. Will EastonThursday, March 8th, 2018 — 10:04pm PST

    The favourite spot for my visitor’s guided tour..
    Tour A.M. then lunch at the yummy cafe, then P.M.second visits to most impressive displays…

  12. TammyFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 6:29am PST

    Great idea to see!

  13. KarenFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 6:34am PST

    I havent been there in years. Would love to visit again.

  14. TazimFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 8:58am PST

    I’d really love to go to this exhibit

  15. WesFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 9:58am PST

    LOVE the MOA!

  16. Jason BFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 11:00am PST

    Would be interesting.

  17. Pat CummingFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 11:14am PST

    MOA does such amazing work.

  18. Valerie CormierFriday, March 9th, 2018 — 11:58am PST

    MOA is one of our city’s treasures

  19. StotesSunday, March 11th, 2018 — 12:15pm PST

    This would be great!

  20. Jenn DavidsonSunday, March 11th, 2018 — 10:11pm PST

    What a wonderful place

  21. Sandra PinkMonday, March 12th, 2018 — 1:08pm PST

    so wonderful to have this wonderful heritage learning opportunity in our city!

  22. yvette johnMonday, March 12th, 2018 — 4:26pm PST

    it would be awesome learn more history to pass down to future which is our kids

  23. SelinaMonday, March 12th, 2018 — 7:21pm PST

    I’ve lived in Vancouver for 27 years and haven’t been yet! I would love to check this out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  24. Kim CMonday, March 12th, 2018 — 10:14pm PST

    Would love to win

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