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cesnaʔem, the city before the city


Date & Time

May 26, 2015
Dec 01, 2015


Vancouver, BC

cesnaʔem, the city before the city

Presented By: Museum of Vancouver, Museum of Anthropology


Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver’s nose. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, opening on January 25, 2015, is a series of three unified exhibitions that connect Vancouverites with c̓əsnaʔəm – the ancient village and burial site upon which Vancouver was built. Exhibitions include soundscapes, original videography and family-friendly interactivity.


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