Artist, Alice Bottrill with folklorist Lisa Wilson, 2015. Fonds 201, Voices and Views, AB.014.
In late 2020, the new Museum of North Vancouver will open a dynamic and innovative hub where the stories of North Vancouver’s people, places and past come to life. While we work toward opening day, we wanted to take some time to showcase one of our current virtual exhibits, ‘Voices and Views’.
Created, researched and written by NVMA’s Community Engagement Coordinator and folklorist Lisa Wilson, stories range from youth who bring new vigour, to elders who impart wisdom and inspiration.
Lisa gathered the narratives of 27 community members and with the help of summer student, Anna Gooding, she developed and launched the Voices and Views website in 2016. These reflections include the perspectives of immigrants, artists, politicians, activists, photographers and more.
Carver, Cody Mathias, 2015. Fonds 201, Voices and Views, CM.007.
Mount Seymour resident, Alex Douglas, 2015. Fonds 201, Voices and Views, AD.002.
High School student, Shana Edalat, 2015. Fonds 201, Voices and Views, SE.003.
Photographer, Bruce Flanagan, 1993. Fonds 160-39.
Take a look and let us know what you think. Are there other North Vancouver residents you’d like to see profiled in a future iteration of this project? Let us know in the comments.
For those who want to delve deeper, transcripts of the interviews can be accessed in their entirety from the Archives Online Database.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.