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Two new spring exhibits to open at the Museum of Surrey

One to celebrate young inventors and one to showcase a reproduction of art from master carver
“Teens: Creative Minds” is a new a travelling exhibition from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science. It will open at the Museum of Surrey April 23. (Image submitted: Museum of Surrey)

A pair of spring exhibits will soon open at the Museum of Surrey.

One, “Teens: Creative Minds,” is a travelling exhibition that tells stories of teen innovators and inventors and the other, Witness Blanket, will showcase a reproduction of art from master carver Carey Newman.

Teens: Creative Minds

“Teens: Creative Minds” is an interactive exhibit that encourages museum-goers to explore their creative potential.

“This exhibition shows how people from all walks of life can be creative when they explore and are curious,” said Lynn Saffery, manager of the Museum of Surrey. “We are excited to host an exhibit that is inspiring, demonstrating how every one of us has the potential to make a difference in the world.”

The exhibition includes interactive modules that engage museum-goers “directly in the creative process.”

There are also “real-world examples” where innovation and invention have enacted positive change around the globe.

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According to a press release from the museum, “Additional content will highlight five young innovators from Surrey, demonstrating the entrepreneurial spirit of young residents of Surrey.”

The travelling exhibition is from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.

“Teens: Creative Minds” opens April 23 and will run until Aug. 4.

Witness Blanket

A “powerful” art installation will be showcased in the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall for 10 weeks beginning in May.

The museum will host “Witness Blanket” starting May 9 and running until July 21.

According to a press release, the artwork is a “reproduction of a powerful art installation by master carver Carey Newman.”

The artwork is being circulated by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

“Inspired by a woven blanket, this cedar‐framed artwork is made of hundreds of items from residential schools survivors, churches, governments, and other cultural sites across Canada,” noted the release. “Each item tells a story of loss, strength, resilience, and pride.”

The museum is also currently showing “Lahore to London: A Journey of Chardi Kala” in its Community Treasures exhibit space.

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The Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue in Cloverdale. Entrance is free.

To find out more info, contact the museum at 604-592-6956, or via, or visit

Malin Jordan

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