Forgotten injustice against BC’s Japanese community revealed in Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibition The Lost Fleet

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The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly announces its world premiere exhibition The Lost Fleet, on display March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018. On December 7, 1941 the world was shocked when Japan bombed Pearl Harbour, launching the United States into the war. This action also resulted in the confiscation of nearly 1,200 Japanese-Canadian owned fishing boats by Canadian officials on the British Columbia coast, which were eventually sold off to canneries and other non-Japanese fishermen. The Lost Fleet looks at the world of the Japanese-Canadian fishermen in BC and how deep-seated racism played a major role in the seizure, and sale, of Japanese-Canadian property and the internment of an entire people. Continue reading

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Layers of Influence exhibition focuses on identity and cultural expression at Museum of Anthropology

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The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC opened Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures yesterday. This dynamic exhibition includes over 130 textiles from Western Canada’s largest textile collection, available now through April 9, 2017. Check out a gallery of photos, below! Continue reading