In recognition of Burnaby Village Museum’s 50th anniversary, join us for talks on a range of topics shared by museum staff and partners. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive online sessions. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.
These events are free, online events but require access to internet and either Zoom or Facebook applications.
To participate, join us on the Burnaby Village Museum Facebook page at the event date and time, or join via zoom (details below).
Jane Lemke, Curator
See photographs, share stories, and learn about the history of the Burnaby Village Museum as it turns 50 years old. Museum Curator, Jane Lemke and past staff will talk about the early development of the Museum, the large restoration projects throughout the years and recent initiatives to highlight histories of Burnaby’s marginalized communities.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/63074185029
Webinar ID: 630 7418 5029
Kate Petrusa, Assistant Curator
Did you know that only 40% of the Museum’s artifact collection is visible in the Village? Learn more about the Burnaby Village Museum’s 50,000 item collection through an interactive session with the Assistant Curator, Kate. In this talk, you’ll view the wide diversity of collections items as well as our storage facilities, see the tools we use to maintain an ideal preservation environment, and learn about how we are putting the collection online and making it increasingly accessible. This talk will feature visual tours and a live Q&A with Kate.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/65837954046
Webinar ID: 658 3795 4046
Carleen Thomas, Special Projects Manager for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Treaty, Lands, and Resources department and chancellor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Join Tsleil-Waututh member and elder, Carleen Thomas to discuss the importance of increasing the inclusion, presence and diversity of Coast Salish history and culture at the museum site. Joined by Burnaby Village Museum’s Indigenous Education Programmer, Nicole Preissl, the two will share their knowledge on the rich history of Indigenous peoples that lived in and around what is now known as Deer Lake.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/67926105434
Webinar ID: 679 2610 5434
Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, Coordinator of University of the Fraser Valley’s South Asian Institute
Meagan Innes, Indigenous Educator at Vancouver School Board
Denise Fong, Historic Researcher at the Burnaby Village Museum
Join museum professionals as they discuss what it takes to bring more diverse stories into the Burnaby Village Museum. Explore the history of discriminatory practices and museological trends as the Museum highlights its recent projects to ensure all cultural groups are represented on its 10-acre village site.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/66006447408
Webinar ID: 660 0644 7408
Liz Czerwinski, Museum Conservator
Michael DesMazes, Carousel Operator and Maintenance
Carly Bouwman, Registrar (Carousel Maintenance)
With thousands of people riding the Carousel every year, it is a wonder this 110-year-old fairground favourite keeps on turning. In the off-season, many dedicated hours go into the careful repair and maintenance of the Carousel. From cogs and gears to paints and jewels, this session covers the ups and downs of Carousel conservation.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/64028801283
Webinar ID: 640 2880 1283
Eric Damer, Museum Interpreter & Researcher
Lorne Gray, Museum Interpreter
The blacksmith shop at Burnaby Village Museum has drawn excited visitors since the museum first opened. But exactly what took place in the shop and by whom has changed over the years, as has the basic message we convey to the public. Join us for an informative historical exploration of the blacksmith shop through images and commentary from two of our long-standing museum blacksmiths.
Link to join the webinar: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/62756291588
Webinar ID: 627 5629 1588