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New Coast Salish stories adorn MONOVA’s windows

MONOVA, the Museum of North Vancouver, is welcoming people to its latest public art piece by local First Nations artists which tell Coast Salish stories of creation, nature and transformation.

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Deep Dark and Dangerous

Vickie Jensen in Conversation with Phil Nuytten

March 31, 2022, North Shore News

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Spring Break Programming

The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn – March 17, 2022: Fresh Ideas for Spring Break

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Australia Breakfast TV

Australia’s most popular morning news show, Sunrise Australia was shooting live from The Shipyards (Artigiano area) yesterday.

Full recording of yesterday’s live broadcast on Austrailia’s Sunrise TV can be found at the link below. Thanks so much to Kelsey Ranshaw for knocking this one out of the park!

Many thanks for making a wonderful broadcast. The Shipyards looked spectacular and the diverse content gave viewers plenty of reasons to visit and experience Vancouver’s North Shore.

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BCHF visits the Museum of North Vancouver

It’s a community dream that began over 40 years ago, and is now a reality. The new Museum of North Vancouver has opened in the historic Shipyards District at Lower Lonsdale.

Many of its exhibits were developed in collaboration with the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlí̓ lwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

BC Historical Federation’s Mark Forsythe spoke with Museum Director Wesley A. Wenhardt and Commissioner Sheryl Rivers about this exciting project.

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The Museum of North Vancouver: Not Another COVID Casualty

By Sandra Thomas, Freelance Writer

When a new museum is decades in the making, there’s a lot to consider. In the case of MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver, those forty-plus years included a multitude of meaningful discussions with community members and Indigenous leaders, painstaking research to amass a collection of more than 9000 artifacts, and the undertaking to secure the ideal location — the historic Shipyards District of North Vancouver.

But in 2020, just when it looked as though the stars had finally aligned and construction of the new 16,000-square-foot museum was coming together enough to start considering dates for a public opening, COVID-19 reached a point of global crisis, bringing most of the world to an abrupt halt.

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BC Mountaineering Through the Ages in the New Museum of North Vancouver – Explore Magazine

The British Columbia Mountaineering Club is responsible for early exploration of the North Shore Mountains

It took more than fifty years and sheer determination during a global pandemic for MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver to become a reality. That hard work included meaningful discussions with Indigenous leaders and community members, countless volunteer hours and painstaking research to amass a collection of more than 9,000 artifacts.

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