Old Town, New Approach

It’s a new take on an old town with this dynamic, reopened space. A part of the former Becoming BC permanent modern history gallery, Old Town, New Approach, is now open with a series of new contextual panels designed to inform and inspire visitors to the exhibition and will continue to reflect the museum’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

From stories of BC’s sleeping car porters at the Port Moody train station, created in partnership with the BC Black History Awareness Society and curator Josh Robertson, to Living Cultures videos hitting the screen at the Majestic Theatre, Old Town, New Approach is reopening with a commitment to accurate, respectful and diverse storytelling, upholding the principles laid out in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

Co-creation and community partnerships are at the heart of this work, and the space will continually evolve as we work with communities to share their experiences and cultures.