Gotta Catch ’Em All
There’s a collection and then there’s an obsession. The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is profiling 20 local collectors with a wall-to-wall display of each individual’s weird and wonderful obsession. “This exhibition enables visitors to enter into the rich, often-unknown worlds of collectors,” says Viviane Gosselin, curator of contemporary culture at the MOV. And with a spotlight on people like Melanie Talkington, who owns the world’s largest collection of 19th-century corsets, and David Moe, whose fascination with medical technology prompted him to begin gathering vintage artificial limbs, there’s no shortage of discovery at this latest exhibit. “Private collections can affect our understanding of the past. In this way, the exhibit reminds us of the importance of collectors as memory keepers,” says Gosselin.
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds runs until January 8, 2017 at MOV in Vancouver.