Get Zooming with these Archival Backgrounds from the NVMA

f you’re anything like us, you’ve been spending a lot of time on Zoom lately. Usage of this popular teleconferencing platform has exploded in recent weeks, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to work from home and connect to friends, family and colleagues virtually. In our weekly team meetings here at the NVMA, we’ve been having a lot of fun with our Zoom backgrounds. This got us thinking that it might be fun to provide some North Vancouver history and heritage themed Zoom backgrounds for our friends, supporters and community at large.

Nikkei Artifacts for the New Museum

For nearly 15 years, archaeologist Bob Muckle and his students from Capilano University have been excavating a significant site deep within the woods of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Buried beneath the moss and ferns of the North Vancouver forest, Bob Muckle has uncovered the remains of a small Japanese community that inhabited the area from the 1920s until the early 1940s...