|January 05, 2015|
Plans Unveiled For Three-Part Vancouver Exhibit "The City Before The City"
|In January 2015, three landmark First Nations exhibits will open simultaneously across Vancouver. The Musqueam First Nation, in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology, have unveiled plans for c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city -- a comprehensive exploration of the Musequeam's early history and living culture. Each exhibit will delve into the 5,000-year history of the c̓əsnaʔəm, an ancient village and burial site on which Vancouver was built. This groundbreaking project challenges the notion that Vancouver is exclusively a "new" city, instead revealing ancient sites that have been compared to societies as prolific as ancient Egypt and Rome. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city will be shown at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre and Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology, and accompanied by an assortment of curated tours, exchanges with Musqueam artists, cultural explorations and more. For more information, click here. |