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In addition to the Museum�s Permanent Exhibits, we host three to four special exhibitions the year in our Feature Exhibit Gallery. Highlighting an array of travelling exhibits and local displays, the Feature Exhibit Gallery has showcased everything from fashion to sports. Local & Canadian history, numerous private collections and unique artistic collaborations have all been part of what we strive to bring to our community. Designed to inspire and invoke wonder, these dynamic exhibits are visual (and often interactive) delights for visitors.

To view past Feature Exhibits presented by the Nanaimo Museum Click HERE. Also be sure not to miss the Sports Hall of Fame or Community Hallway Display on your next Museum visit.


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Current Exhibit:


The Story Behind the Artifact
May 20 - September 5

The best artifacts have an incredible story to tell.  This exhibit features a selection of artifacts from the Nanaimo Museum�s collection that have the most remarkable stories.  Artifacts connected to local people, places and events range from ordinary household objects to those that have survived fatal accidents.  Their stories evoke laughter, sadness, pride and a new appreciation for the powerful way an artifact can connect us with the past.

Join us June 1st for guided tour and talk of the exhibit with curator Aimee Greenaway. These popular talks run from 1:30pm - 2:15pm and pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per person and bookings can be made in-person or over the phone with credit card.

 

Upcoming Exhibits 2016:


The Story Behind the Artifact
May 20 - September 5

The best artifacts have an incredible story to tell.  This exhibit features a selection of artifacts from the Nanaimo Museum�s collection that have the most remarkable stories.  Artifacts connected to local people, places and events range from ordinary household objects to those that have survived fatal accidents.  Their stories evoke laughter, sadness, pride and a new appreciation for the powerful way an artifact can connect us with the past.

 

Voices from the Engraver
September 12 - November 21

Experience the creative process, technical skill and artistry behind Canadian stamps and bank notes.  The exhibit features engraving tools, printing plates, photos and drawings and designs that were not used.  This is a travelling exhibit from the Bank of Canada Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History.

 

Capturing Christmas
December 1 - January 6

Moments in time from winter and Christmas in Nanaimo have been captured by cameras for 150 years.  The museum�s collection of cameras and historical photographs will highlight Christmas' past in the Harbour City.  Get into the Christmas spirit while catching a glimpse of how our community has changed over the years.

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