A major Musqueam museum exhibition has just won a public-history prize.
This week, the Canadian Committee on Public History gave the award to c̓əsnaʔәm: the city before the city, a multi-site exhibition project at the Musqueam Cultural Centre, Museum of Vancouver, and the Museum of Anthropology. It was given at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in Ottawa.
The multifaceted project was a curatorial partnership between the Museum of Vancouver, Museum of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, and Musqueam Nation. The collaboration culminated with the creation of c̓əsnaʔәm: the city before the city —a multimedia, multi-site exhibition project.
"We are thrilled that the committee has recognized this project as an example of innovative scholarship and public engagement," said Susan Roy, historian at the University of Waterloo and MOV guest curator, in a press announcement.