Experience c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, an unprecedented series of exhibitions about Musqueam's ancient landscape and living culture. On view through at Museum of Vancouver, Musqueam Cultural Centre, and Museum of Anthropology.

Pronunciation Key

Question: How do you pronounce c̓əsnaʔəm ?
Answer: The first letter /c̓/ sounds very much like "ts" in the word nuts. Note also the apostrophe which causes /c̓/ to have a slight popping sound. The /ə/ is similar to the "u" sound in "but." The /ʔ/ is a consonant with no sound, like the space in "uh-oh."

Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and living culture c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city — a series of three distinct exhibitions, opening in the third week of January, 2015. The unified exhibits will connect visitors with c̓əsnaʔəm — one of the largest ancient village and burial sites upon which Vancouver was built — sharing its powerful 5,000-year history and continuing significance.

About the Exhibitions

The Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver partner on a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and living culture in a series of exhibitions entitled c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.  

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