Visit: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9 Canada
The artifacts in the Museum of Vancouver's collection have been accumulating for over one hundred years. The collection houses important historical, ethnographic, archaeological, Asian studies, and natural history objects. When the Art, Historical and Scientific Association (the original MOV) first formed in 1894, the goal was to showcase the curiosities of the world for the enlightenment of Vancouverites. While building and refining these collections, and at the same time developing a Vancouver history collection, the museum continued on this broad collecting path.
In 2009, the MOV underwent a transformational process that has resulted in a new direction and vision for the organization. Now our primary goal is to showcase Vancouver to the world and we are focusing our collection development accordingly. New acquisitions centre on reflecting the Vancouver story, from major directional shifts in communities to those items that create everyday memories.