West Vancouver's museum has a new name
We are pleased to announce that the West Vancouver Museum has changed its name to the West Vancouver Art Museum. The inclusion of the word Art reinforces the museum’s mandate and mission to create opportunities for audiences of all ages to learn about, and be inspired by, the world around them.
The Museum Advisory Committee, supported by the District, made this change to better reflect the museum’s mission of fostering awareness and understanding of art, architecture, cultural history and design through its collections, publications, dynamic exhibitions and educational programs.
The West Vancouver Art Museum fosters awareness and understanding of art, architecture, cultural history and design through its collections, publications, and dynamic exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum highlights important creators, innovators and significant events that shape our community, region and country and creates opportunities for audiences of all ages to learn about and be inspired by the world around them.
The West Vancouver Art Museum is operated by the District of West Vancouver through the office of Parks, Culture & Community Services, and staffed by Darrin Morrison, Administrator/Curator and Isaac Vanderhorst, Education Coordinator.
Staff are assisted by the Museum Advisory Committee (MAC), a group of dedicated volunteers whose role is to support the Museum by advising on all decisions related to its operations, including strategic planning, policy development and delivery of services.
With their wide expertise in the fields of art, architecture, design, curatorship, education, and communications, MAC members also contribute to the dynamic nature of the Museum by forming new creative partnerships and collaborations, finding new funding opportunities and acting as advocates for arts and culture in West Vancouver and beyond.
Museum Advisory Committee
- Dr. Fiorenza Albert-Howard, Engineer
- Karen Benbassat Ali, Arts Professional
- Babak Golkar, Artist
- Harry Greenwood, Community Member
- Bo Helliwell, Architect
- Desiree LaCas, (Co-Chair) Designer/Intern Architect
- Nick Milkovich, Architect
- Fanny Patterson, (Co-Chair) Community Member
- Massoume Price, Community Member
- Christine Cassidy, Councillor, District of West Vancouver
- Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services, District of West Vancouver
- Darrin Morrison, Museum Administrator/Curator
- Rebecca Buchanan
- Karen Duffek
- Barbara Kaiser
- Jennifer Webb
Darrin Morrison, Museum Administrator/Curator
Isaac Vanderhorst, Education Coordinator