A modern new North Vancouver Museum will soon be a reality. The City of North Vancouver has approved the construction of a lively, interactive community museum within a new retail/residential development in the 100 block of West Esplanade. Made possible by funding from the City and the government of Canada, the museum will open in 2019.
“The location across from Lonsdale Quay and the new Polygon Gallery could not be better,” said Victor Elderton, Chair of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission. “With 16,000 sq. ft. of space, there will be room to tell North Vancouver’s extraordinary story in new and engaging ways.” Nancy Kirkpatrick, Director of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, describes the museum as “a place for connection and discovery in the heart of the North Shore.”
Visitors will be able to participate in community events, activities and educational programs, and enjoy regularly changing exhibits. Exhibition spaces include a group of theme-based core exhibits and a gallery devoted to changing exhibits on topics of local interest. In addition, there are plans for a network of portable exhibits that will travel between the museum and public buildings in the District of North Vancouver.
(NVMA staff gear up for new museum above.)
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