A Seat at the Table

November 19, 2020

December 31, 2020


Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver



Events Description


The Museum of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia proudly present a new feature exhibition, A Seat at the Table, Chinese Immigration and British Columbia. This exhibition explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. It looks to food and restaurant culture as an entry point to feature stories that reveal the great diversity of immigrant experience and of the communities immigrants develop.

A Seat at the Table is an opportunity to consider the contributions that Chinese migrants and their descendants have made to British Columbia, a province built from the interaction of successive and concurrent waves of migration and uninterrupted occupation by Indigenous peoples.

Restaurants and food offer compelling portals to understanding the Chinese Canadian experience in British Columbia. A close look at the food industry reveals the impact of racial discrimination on Chinese Canadians, but it also tells us much about their ability to resist, organize, seek justice and thrive.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free-$10

Adults (12+): $10
Children (6 to 11): $5
Seniors (65+): $5
Children (5 and under): Free
Individuals self-identifying as Indigenous: Free

Prices include GST. A service fee is applied to ticket sales.

At this time, all visitors must pre-book a ticket online to be admitted into the museum. MOV Members and Individuals self-identifying as Indigenous must also reserve in advance.

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Thursday November 19, 2020 to Friday December 31, 2021 | 10-4pm

Venue & Address

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street

Wheelchair accessible

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