Burnaby Village Museum partners with academic researchers and students to explore and expand on our region's rich history.
Since 2018, students at UBC's Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program have participated in a research partnership with Burnaby Village Museum, which focuses on learning more about the stories of Asian Canadians who have lived in Burnaby.
This partnership also contributed to the creation of the Across the Pacific exhibit, exploring the impact of Chinese Canadians in Burnaby since the late 1800s.
In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the students were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. These are available to view on HeritageBurnaby.ca.
Burnaby Village Museum is an important resource within B.C.'s public museum community. Our staff regularly work with cultural and historical groups, indigenous communities, colleges and universities, other museums and archives.
After your tour through Burnaby Village Museum is complete, check out some of the other incredible attractions in Burnaby and Metro Vancouver.