Archive of posts tagged "museum"

Museum of Anthropology: Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

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Whenever I’m asked to list my top local attractions or must-do experiences you’ll always find me mentioning two places: Stanley Park along with the Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”). Ever since our elementary school class visited the museum decades ago, I have been fascinated with the culture, history, art, and deep West Coast education I soak […]

Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong at the MOV

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The Museum of Vancouver (“MOV”) is launching a new exhibition called Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong. It starts this week with an opening night reception on Thursday to celebrate the work of this Vancouverite who is considered one of the most provocative and conceptual designers of his generation. Photo credit: Dean Kaufman. Photo courtesy […]

Vancouver History: S.S. Beaver

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On this day in 1888, the S.S. Beaver ran aground at Prospect Point in Stanley Park. The Beaver was the first steamship to operate in the Pacific Northwest and was the first steamship in the Eastern Pacific. 1888 – S.S. Beaver. Archives item#: Bo P354. The Beaver left England, where she was built at Blackwall, […]

Heritage Flight Museum Bellingham

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On a recent history-themed tour of Whatcom County, I visited the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, home to a collection of vintage aircraft and a bounty of colourful airborne tales. The Heritage Flight Museum has been at the Bellingham International Airport since 2001 and is already bursting at its seams. It was founded in 1996 […]

Royal BC Museum Satellite Gallery in Vancouver

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The Royal BC Museum, a favourite attraction of many in Victoria (myself included), has opened up a satellite gallery in Vancouver at the Wing Sang building on East Pender. From June 14 to September 3, 2012 Wing Sang will feature Intimate Glimpses: Emily Carr — the evolution of an artist. This exhibition will include a […]