c̓əsnaʔəm Opening Celebration

MOA, Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) are proud to partner on a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and living culture in a series of exhibitions entitled c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.  

The exhibition at MOA focuses on Musqueam identity and worldview. It highlights language, oral history, and the community’s recent actions to protect c̓əsnaʔəm. Told from the first-person perspectives of Musqueam community members both past and present, it also seeks to replicate aspects of Musqueam ways of educating.

Join us for an opening celebration on Sunday, January 25 from 1-4pm. The event is free and open to the public.


Opening Celebration: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city


Sunday, January 25, 1-4 pm. Event is free to the public.

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