The North Vancouver Museum and Archives is inviting Expressions of Interest from experienced artists/carvers working in the local aboriginal tradition to create a contemporary Coast Salish work of public art such as: welcome figures; a single or pair of poles; or, house posts for the entrance lobby of a new museum facility soon to be built in the Lower Lonsdale area.
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives is a shared partner agency of the City and the District of North Vancouver, bringing community history to life by preserving historically valuable records, organizing exhibitions, delivering educational programs, caring for collections, documenting local history and providing access to archival information. After 40 years in its current location in Presentation House, the museum will soon realize a longtime community dream to move into a larger, purpose built space. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new museum will be located in the 100 Block of west Esplanade Avenue, in a City-owned community amenity space on the podium level of Polygon’s Promenade building.
Exhibits and programs in the new museum will engage visitors of all ages, inspiring the stories of one generation to be shared with the next. They are being developed with active participation of local First Nations—through NVMA’s “Aboriginal Voices” partnership—and with other community members.
For detailed project information, download the Request for Expressions of Interest PDF.