New Museum: One Step Closer!
The dream of a modern new North Vancouver Museum is close to becoming a reality. It is hoped the new facility will occupy a City-owned amenity space in a new residential/retail complex developed by Polygon Homes in the 100 West Esplanade block.
“This site offers the size and location to create a viable and attractive modern Museum to properly tell the North Vancouver story. We are confident we can meet the conditions set by the City and operate the new Museum without requiring any additional on-going financial support from the two North Vancouver municipalities” said Sanford Osler, former Chair of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission.
Nancy Kirkpatrick, Director of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, says “the new museum will become an active hub where residents can learn about our community’s unique history through story-based exhibits and engaging programs, and will help support the emergence of a vibrant cultural district in Lower Lonsdale.” Fact Sheet, New Museum Site 8
North Vancouver, BC – October 12, 2016. North Vancouver Museum & Archives to receive $3million in federal funding. News Release