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Museum of Vancouver wins national award for exhibition

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The history of the Chinese diaspora in British Columbia is important in the history of the province.

The history of the Chinese diaspora in British Columbia is important in the history of the province.

A seat at the table is the Museum of Vancouver’s effort to rethink the way it is portrayed and portrayed. Now that this exhibition has been recognized with a national award for outstanding achievement in exhibitions by the Canadian Museums Association (AMC).

A seat at the table is a timely project that has brought together students, museum staff, cultural organizations and governments to design and populate two unique yet complementary multimedia exhibits in Vancouver, one in Chinatown and one at the Museum of Vancouver,” says the AMC about the exhibition.

There is also a digital component to the exhibition on the museum website. It will be in the museum until January 2023.

A seat at the table was first and foremost a collaborative and creative project spanning over three years and engaging diverse groups of knowledge holders, artists, historians and students to reimagine the Chinese diaspora in British Columbia as a way to reimagine British Columbia,” says the co-curators of the exhibition on Facebook. “We are thrilled and honored that the CMA recognizes the value of this project.”

The Museum of Vancouver was not the only local institution recognized in the awards. UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) received an honorable mention in the research category for its exhibition A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake. And MOA volunteer Clifford Pereira received the Museum Volunteer Award for his work on the accuracy of labels for more than 2,700 African items.

And Britannia Mine Museum’s Kirstin Clausen was recognized for 30 years of work within BC’s cultural industry, including time with the BC Museums Association, Barkerville Heritage Trust and Heritage BC

The art exhibition Uninvited has also been recognized twice, as a winner in the research category and an honorable mention in the exhibition category. Created by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection outside Toronto, it is currently on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.