Aug 29, 2022
Reflecting on Six Decades of Art Collecting with Hy’s President & CEO, Neil Aisenstat
In honour of Hy’s Canada's 60th anniversary, the son of founder Hy Aisenstat reflects on the restaurant’s legacy, and what has made Hy's Steakhouse an institution for generations of locals and visitors alike for over half of a century...
May 3, 2022
An Ordinary Object Fashioned Out of Extraordinary Circumstances
For this edition of From the Collection, Kim Luttich, curator and designer of Main Street watering hole, Hero's Welcome, continues mining through their extensive collection to share an innocuous yet inventive piece of history...
Apr 14, 2022
A Symbolic and Well-Traveled Piece of Luggage Uncovered from the MOV
Stanley Chia, Program Assistant and Museum Interpreter at the Museum of Vancouver, selects an item that triggers thoughts of his own personal journey and current place in the world...
Apr 4, 2022
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Priceless, Lovingly Engraved Memento Preserved by Hero’s Welcome
In this edition of From the Collection, we once again hear from Kim Luttich, who continues to unearth interesting items from the former legion's growing collection of wartime artifacts.
Mar 9, 2022
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Valuable Reminder of the Human Element Behind Every Artifact
Kim Luttich, curator and designer of Main Street's Hero's Welcome shares one in a collection of donated pins and the handwritten personal message that accompanied it.
Feb 9, 2022
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Controversial Souvenir and Important Piece of Filipino History
Alyssa Sy de Jesus, Program Assistant at the Museum of Vancouver, shares an historical object from the Philippines that brings up conflicting emotions...
Jan 3, 2022
FROM THE COLLECTION // The WWII Era Produced Guide to a Potentially Victorious Future
Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, selects a historic publication that is still relevant several eras later...
Dec 21, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Cinematic Relic Serving as an Important Personal Reminder
Dustin Clark, Visitor Experience Lead and Digital Content Specialist at the Museum of Vancouver, highlights a piece of early American-made filmic technology...
Nov 26, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // Irish Fight, Resolve and Determination Distilled Into a Whiskey Bottle
Restaurant owner, Seán Heather, teases our tastebuds with a handsome and delicious rarity that's definitely not on the menu at Irish Heather Shebeen...
Oct 15, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // Gleaning Hope from One Artist’s Depiction of an Everyday Activity
Mandy Choie, Collections Assistant at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, shares her interpretation of an illustrated relic of Vancouver's past.
Sep 29, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // Slicing Through the Past with One Exceptional Kitchen Tool
Chef Tojo, of Vancouver's highly lauded Japanese fine dining institution, Tojo's Restaurant, shares his most special and memorable kitchen tool...
Jul 29, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // Proof of Past, Captured by a Local Street Photography Icon
The MOV's Visitor Experience Lead, Erika Saul, selects a street photo with a thread connecting to her own family history...
Jul 9, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // An Artistic Homage to Our Chinese and Indigenous Histories
Local artist Lam Wong talks about the historical inspirations behind his original multimedia art installation...
May 7, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // Excavated Pieces of BC’s Indigenous History
The Museum of Vancouver's Jasmine Wilson explains how one particular collection connects her to her own personal history.
Apr 8, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Rare Family Heirloom and a Remarkable Career Achievement
Lineage Ceramics founder, Shuobi Wu, shares a personal piece of history that exemplifies his father's proudest achievement.
Mar 24, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Model-Sized Version of an Iconic City of Vancouver Statue
The Museum of Vancouver's CEO, Mauro Vescera, shares a piece that inspires some personal childhood nostalgia...
Mar 15, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Memento of Grouse Mountain From a Bygone Era
David Kloepfer, Library Assistant at SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books, shares a postcard he recently discovered...
Mar 11, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // An Inspiring DIY Guide from The Regional Assembly of Text’s Library
Brandy Fedoruk tells us about a handy little publication that's currently piqued his interest...
Mar 2, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Series of Timeless Paintings at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, shares works by Audrey Capel Doray.
Feb 23, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Photo Album of a Legendary BC Mountaineer and Scientist
Archivist Jessica Bushey, PhD, previews an exceptional collection of photography capturing BC's mountaineering history.
Feb 16, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // A Super Rare Piece of Hogan’s Alley Musical History
Neptoon Records' store owner Rob Frith shares a circa 1960 Vancouver gig poster that shows a familiar local celebrity on guitar.
Feb 8, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Museum of Vancouver’s Expo Ernie Key Chain
The MOV Operations Manager shares a souvenir that commemorates both a historic local event and an invaluable personal memory.
Feb 1, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Personal Photo Emily Carr Sent to Her Closest Friends
VAG Chief Librarian Jane Devine Mejia shares an image that sheds intimate light on a Vancouver icon, who celebrates her 150th birthday this year...
Dec 16, 2020
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Museum of Vancouver’s Mexican Molinillo and Ceramic Mug
Fiona Hernandez, Conservator at the Museum of Vancouver, shares an artefact that resonates with her on a personal level.
Nov 30, 2020
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Vancouverite Who Waited a Lifetime for the Right to Vote
Krisztina Laszlo, Archivist at the Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC, shares an image that's worth a thousand words.
Nov 10, 2020
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Museum of Vancouver’s Poignant 1921 ‘Decoration Day’ Poppy
We asked Wendy Nichols, Curator of Collections at the Museum of Vancouver, to share a museum piece that really spoke to her...
Nov 5, 2020
FROM THE COLLECTION // Find This Unique Piece Inside the Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Dr. Carol Mayer, Head of museum's Curatorial and Design Department, singles out a beautiful Coast Salish panel.
Oct 28, 2020
FROM THE COLLECTION // The Museum of Vancouver’s 1930’s Ouiji Board
Jillian Povarchook, the Museum of Vancouver's Acting Curator, spooks herself out with a timely pick from the collection...