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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

FROM THE COLLECTION // Appreciating the Sculptural Beauty of a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Skull

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum's Lead Curatorial Assistant of Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians singles out his favourite piece...

FROM THE COLLECTION // Why a Museum Director Really Loves This Mask by Dempsey Bob

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