Museum of Vancouver: A Seat at the Table

  • November 19, 2020 - December 31, 2021
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
  • Address:
  • 1100 Chestnut St
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
  • Admission: Adults (12+): $10Children (6 to 11): $5Seniors (65+): $5Children (5 and under): FreeIndividuals self-identifying as Indigenous: Free
  • Phone: 604.730.5300

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.

Museum of Vancouver: A Seat at the Table
1100 Chestnut St