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The Museum offers a fascinating look into Haida Gwaii culture from diverse perspectives that explores; Haida knowledge, scientific information, natural specimens, oral history and art all blend together in a fluid and constantly changing exhibit context. We work collaboratively with communities and organizations to provide an inspiring and holistic learning experience of all things Haida Gwaii.Find out more
The underlying theme running through all permanent exhibitions is the complex link between the land, the sea, human beings and the Supernatural Beings that give Haida Gwaii its incomparable natural and cultural character. Every object, art work and archeological piece offers a narrative focusing on its aesthetics, construct, cultural use, and history as derived from our focus on community-based research.
Haida Gwaii is an archipelago located off the northwest coast of British Columbia. The name means “Islands of the people” in the Haida language, and the Indigenous peoples who live here have a deep ancestral connection to the land and sea. Haida Gwaii is also known as the “Galapagos of the North” for its remote and ancient rain forests, stunning shoreline, rich and diverse wildlife, and ancient history and culture.
Welcome to the 2021 All Islands’ Art Show! The All Islands’ Art Show is an annual event held to showcase the visual artists of Haida Gwaii. The adjudicated show is hosted by the Haida Gwaii Arts Council in cooperation with the Haida Gwaii Museum. The show welcomes artists working in a diversity of media and […]Find out more »
Saahlinda Naay/The Haida Gwaii Museum is thrilled to present our first exhibition of 2021! CONNECTED REALM by Maryanne Wettlaufer, is an extraordinary exhibition of paintings created during the COVID-19 lockdown – a reflective journey of local resilience expressed by the stunning natural landscape we call home: Haida Gwaii. VIEW ONLINE ARTIST STATEMENT ARTIST BIOGRAPHY To […]Find out more »
The story of the Haida contact with European cultures showing both the significant tragedies that followed for the Haida as well as the strategies they implemented for survival and success. Prophecy of the coming pestilence, Trade and war with explorers, Smallpox and TB epidemics, missionaries and laws suppressing Haida culture, Residential schools and Reservations. The […]Find out more »