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11 Jan 2010

This week at The Museum... 12-17.01.10

Vancouver 2010. Sustainable Development and Living Traditions temporary exhibition

Until 11 April 2010

When it started bidding to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC) set itself two objectives: green Games and involving the First Nations. Covering the three temporary exhibition areas, Vancouver 2010. Sustainable Development and Living Traditions will present:

Transcending Traditions: Contemporary Northwest Coast Canadian Art

Linking sport and the environment: greener Games

The icons of the Games: between tradition and modernity

Cultural programme

Alongside the exhibition, various activities are planned: try-outs for some winter sports on the Games programme (biathlon, bob and curling), but also cultural meetings, namely with Haida artist Jim Hart. For the Museum, he has sculpted a totem pole symbolizing the meeting of the native culture of British Columbia with Olympism. The totem pole has been erected on 14 October in the Olympic Park during a traditional ceremony. Many activities are also planned for the period of the Games from 13 to 28 February 2010.

For schools

Vancouver 2010 educational kit

Visits and workshops on the theme of sustainable development. Information on 021 621 67 27 or


Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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