New Museum: Making it Happen!

Interpretive Planning and Exhibit Design

Kei Space Design Limited is helping to direct the interpretive planning and exhibit design for the New Museum. Kei describes its work as creating memorable and meaningful visitor experiences by sharing ‘knowledge, education and insight’. You can see the results of a community engagement workshop here; there are a huge number of ideas on these colourful post-its!

Aboriginal Voices Advisory Group

An Aboriginal Voices Working Group has been formed to provide input on programs and exhibits at the New Museum. The Group advises as to how indigenous culture may be authentically presented in the new North Vancouver Museum as well as at the new Polygon Gallery.

Public Art Commission

Artist Wade Baker has been commissioned through the City’s public art program, to create a carving of a Coast Salish legend, ‘The Sisters’. The piece will reflect the traditional story of the mountain peaks that are also known as ‘The Lions’. Carved from cedar, the panel will be placed in the New Museum lobby where it will welcome visitors and acquaint them with stories about these prominent north shore mountain peaks.

Architectural Design

Working with City of North Vancouver staff and Urban Arts Architecture, we have reviewed many aspects of the museum’s interior design. The vision is for a fresh and forward-looking museum.  With what Urban Arts calls “social glue spaces” it is to be a gathering place that encourages participation and interaction amongst visitors.