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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.
In celebration of the Haida language, Haida Manga, and the revised edition of the A Tale of Two Shamans (summer 2018, originally published 2001), the Haida Gwaii Museum is thrilled to present Yahgulanaas’ original book illustrations and A Tale of Two Shamans in the three main dialects of the Haida language. Exhibition runs July 27 – December 28, 2018 Michael […]Find out more »
Newly unveiled, The Haida Gwaii Living Room is a new gallery at the Haida Gwaii Museum that brings the Haida Gwaii Museum’s archives to life. Explore historical photos of the Island’s communities, people and events going back to the 1880s. Listen to recorded oral histories, songs, stories, poems and ballads. Watch historical film and video footage of […]Find out more »
Featuring Siobhan Humston, Grégoire Mabit and Sheila Karrow, Artists in Gwaii Haanas is an program created in partnership between the Haida Gwaii Museum and Gwaii Haanas/Parks Canada organization. Artists spend a week researching in Gwaii Haanas and a week at the Haida Gwaii Museum as artists in residence. Through the next year they develop a body of […]Find out more »
The Natural History Gallery is under redevelopment, scheduled to open in 2020. In the meantime, keep an eye out for various exhibitions and programs to occur in this space until the gallery reopens!Find out more »
On loan from the American Museum of History, the lineage of the Moon & Mountain Goat chest spans back at least seven generations of Hereditary Leaders from the Gakyals KiiGuwaay clan of Skedans.Find out more »