DON'T EAT THE WHALE MEAT CLOSES OCTOBER 14
The darling exhibit of the Maritime Museum will be closing October 14th. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, now’s your chance! VMM is open Tuesday-Saturday : 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm -5pm (Closed Monday). call 604-257-8300 for more info
A GREAT ARTICLE VIA @VIAWESOME!
We are so pleased to have had Vancouver Is Awesome blogger Gary Hubbs come by the Museum and take the time to interview our lovely curator Patricia Owen. His article about DON’T EAT THE WHALE MEAT can be read here: http://vancouverisawesome.com/2012/08/09/dont-eat-the-whale-meat-current-exhibit-at-vancouver-maritime-museum/
WHO DESIGNED THOSE AWESOME POSTERS? →
The superbly talented folks at Skipp Design designed our wonderful poster and assisted in the brand and layout of the exhibit. We are excited to work with them again soon!
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!
DON’T EAT THE WHALE MEAT Bus Shelter displays are coming off the press this week! Look for them August 1st!
Maritime Museum Uncovers Treasure-Trove of Kitsch... →
A great article by Jason Leigh: Recently, the folks at the Maritime Museum uncovered some very interesting things in the archives of their Kitsilano real estate.
COME BY FOR A VISIT! →
VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM 1905 Ogden Avenue Kitsilano, Vancouver 604-257-8300 www.vanmaritime.com
No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human...– Milan Kundera
Opening Friday June 22, Don’t Eat The Whale Meat pairs collectable ephemera with maritime slang. As we explore how seemingly insignificant items gain importance over time, we see how sailors’ jargon has also become rooted in our everyday language. Who knew that “scuttlebutt” was really a barrel of water? Or that a “Buccaneer” was named after a Mayan method of cooking manatee meat? Whether you’re...
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is thrilled to explore the rarely seen, sentimental, and kitschy objects in its collection with Don’t Eat The Whale Meat. The attention to design, craftsmanship, and overall aesthetic of the exhibit is truly charming, each piece a story that might not otherwise be told. What makes something “museum worthy”? Is one man’s junk truly another man’s treasure? The journey...
Don’t Eat The Whale Meat: an exhibit of kitschy...
There are many items of historical significance in the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s collection: historical texts, nautical instruments that aided explorers to the new world… 50-year-old cans of whale meat. Yes, whale meat. Recently, curator Patricia Owen stumbled upon a curious assortment of memorabilia: intricately crafted ships-in-bottles, travel postcards, itineraries from the heyday of CP...