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Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver inspires inquiry into the city. It is the urban museum that interprets, presents and archives the continuous transformation of Vancouver. Through exhibitions and public programs, MOV ignites a passion for the city, its people and events. MOV houses a community of the curious who come to engage with ideas and each other in dynamic conversations about what was, what is and what can be Vancouver.

To hold a mirror up to the city and lead provocative conversations about its past, present and future.

• Connect people with Vancouver, people with ideas and people with each other
• Provoke vibrant debate on contemporary Vancouver issues
• Deliver an outstanding museum experience through innovative, world-class exhibitions and engaging, multidisciplinary public programs
• Log the continuous transformation of the city in engaging, provocative and innovative ways

MOV has been an integral part of Vancouver since 1894, growing and evolving with the city and helping to shape and articulate its cultural identity.
• Early 1900s: Housed in the Carnegie Library at Main and Hastings
• Late 60s: Moved to Vanier Park and renamed ‘Centennial Museum’
• Early 80s: Name change to ‘Vancouver Museum’
• Early 2000s: History galleries rebuilt; new learning centre, local history lab, exhibition space
• June 2009: Major new brand identity launch and roll-out

• Registered non-profit organization. CRA #: 89340 9078 RR0001
• Nancy Noble, CEO
• Carol Alter Kerfoot, Chair (board elected by the membership)
• Total employees (including full-time, seasonal and part-time): 46