An Inside Look: Vancouver’s Acclaimed Museum of Anthropology

photo: Anthony Maw / Flickr

photo: Anthony Maw / Flickr

On the outskirts of Vancouver, in a quiet stretch of Pacific coastal rainforest, is an architectural marvel that’s just as impressive inside as out. Rising like a monumental post-and-beam hut – but made of stark concrete instead of wood – the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is home to one of the world’s finest collections of First Nations art and artifacts.

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An Inside Look: Vancouver’s Acclaimed Museum of Anthropology

Visit London Heritage Farm in Richmond

London Heritage Farm

Photo credit: John Heil | Flickr

Along the Fraser River in Richmond lies a small piece of history: the London Heritage Farm. The farm, a four-acre historical site, is complete with the original farmhouse, barn, grounds, and gardens. The farmhouse, built in the 1890s, has been restored to reflect life at a working farm in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Exploring the rooms in the farmhouse is more than just stepping into a museum: it is akin to stepping back in time.

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Visit London Heritage Farm in Richmond

Featured Attraction of the Week: Royal BC Museum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Photo: Paul Nicklen (Canada) / Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

The featured attraction for this week is the Royal BC Museum, and its wildly popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 feature exhibition, on from November 30, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
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Featured Attraction of the Week: Royal BC Museum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Extravagant Glamour: Art Deco Chic at MOV

Art Deco Chic exhibit at MOV. Photo: Dana Lynch

Last night, I attended the opening night party for the Museum of Vancouver’s (MOV) newest exhibition: Art Deco Chic: Extravagant Glamour Between the Wars. Not only did we get to be the first official visitors to see the new exhibit, it was a smashing party, too, complete with a packed house, visitors decked out in their own Art Deco garb, wine, food, and a live dance performance!

Of course, it was the Art Deco Chic exhibit itself that inspired the party, which is only natural since the exquisite garments on display seem to want a fabulous event to attend. (Even the day dresses are glamourous!) The exhibit brings together 66 items that epitomize Art Deco fashion, clothes and accessories from the 1920s – 1930s; most items come from the private collections of Guest Curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as MOV’s own extensive archive.

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Extravagant Glamour: Art Deco Chic at MOV