File - - Monthly reports from staff to the Board of Trustees

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Monthly reports from staff to the Board of Trustees

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In 1958, as part of celebrations for British Columbia's Centennial, construction began on the Vancouver Maritime Museum, which formally opened in 1960. In 1959, the City of Vancouver created the Civic Museums Board to oversee the operations of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the City Museum. The Art, Historical, and Scientific Association was represented on this Board, and otherwise served as the City's official museum membership organization.
In 1967, as part of celebrations for Canada's Centennial, construction began on a new museum building in Vanier Park. At this time, the name of the City Museum was changed to the Centennial Museum. The new building was completed in October of 1968, and housed the Centennial Museum, as well as the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium (now the Pacific Space Centre).
In 1972, the City relinquished its direct management over the Museums. At this time, the Art, Historical, and Scientific Association changed its name to the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association, and took over the management of the Centennial Museum, the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, and the Maritime Museum. Previously, the short form name also used was the Vancouver Museums Association. By 1979, the Association began experimenting with having some degree of autonomy for the institutions it administered on behalf of the City. In 1987, a resolution was passed to have all the operations of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association evolve into three separate legal entities. Later that year, the Vancouver Museum Board of Trustees chose to retain the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association as its operating society, with a change in name and constitution. The Vancouver Museum also undertook to be responsible for transacting all matters relating to the timely and orderly conclusion of the affairs of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association in 1988.

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Prior to its donation to the City of Vancouver Archives, this file was in the custody of the Museum of Vancouver.

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This file consists of monthly reports compiled by staff of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association for the Association's Board of Trustees.

The activities of the following Association departments and divisions are listed in the reports:

  • Exhibition Division
  • Publicity and Public Information Department
  • Natural History
  • Education Department
  • Maritime Museum
  • Public Programs
  • School Programs
  • Extension Programs
  • History
  • Visitor Services
  • Ethnology and Archaeology Divisions
  • Collections and Registration Division
  • Planetarium
  • Conservation Department

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Folder formerly located at 609-C-08 fld 07

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