Understanding the Model
In Spring 2018 the B.C. government commissioned a Museum Advisory Report that provided some preliminary insight into options for the establishment of a Chinese Canadian museum in B.C. This report identifies the opportunity for a “hub and spoke” style of museum. In this model, a central “hub” that attracts visitors on the basis of a range of artifacts and exhibits and other, additional attractions located off-site as “spokes,” potentially across the province, at sites with historical and/or cultural relevance to the Chinese-Canadian experience in B.C.
The preliminary vision includes a provincial hub in Vancouver Chinatown and spokes at locations across B.C. The public engagement process helped to inform what could be part of the ‘hub and spoke’ concept. Read the What We Heard Report that summarizes people’s ideas from the engagement.