Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives 2019

The Power of Nature In Our Lives

Join co-curators Lee Beavington and Viviane Gosselin on an extended tour of MOV’s immersive narrative based exhibition that explores our relationship with wildlife and the natural world.

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This informative tour will consider the premise of the project and the process that guided the exhibition concept, including its thematic concerns and design solutions. Nature experience, ecopsychology, place-based learning, and ecology will additionally be explored via stories of nature encounters in our region, with an emphasis on how urban centres are inextricably tied to the lives of plants and animals. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore this respected exhibition before its close along side the curators who assisted in the development of its collective ideas and concepts.


Lee Beavington is an award-winning author, nature photographer, and interdisciplinary scholar. He has taught a wide range of courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, including the Amazon Field School. Lee’s interdisciplinary research explores wonder in science education, nature as teacher, and transformative learning. Find Lee reflecting in the forest, mesmerized by ferns, and always following the river. Lee served as co-curator for the current Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives exhibition. www.leebeavington.com

Viviane Gosselin is the Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Curator of Contemporary Culture at MOV. Her work on historical and environmental literacy seeks to make the museum a more responsive, empathetic, and democratic public space that prompts people to recognize their own capacity to effect positive social change. She has led and co-curated several exhibitions at MOV that have been recognized nationally and internationally. Viviane is currently involved in developing sustainable exhibition design practices with a team of city staff, architects and designers committed to creating a no-waste city. Rather than talking about innovation, she prefers to focus on the power of small wins as a mean of furthering the social work of museums. Viviane is a Board Director of ICOM-Canada.

Admission: $19 General Admission; $17 *MOV Members

*MOV members please be prepared to show your identification along with your ticket at the door.

Event ticket includes FREE admission to There Is Truth Here, Haida Now and Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives exhibitions. Please arrive early with your event ticket to view the exhibits or stay following the talk to explore.

Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives 2019

Location: Museum of Vancouver - 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

Admission: $17 - $19

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday September 19th, 2019

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