20 in 2020

Photo Gallery

The 20 in 2020 digitization project includes over 3900 photographs & 35mm negatives preserved in the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC)’s archives that capture the life of the NNMCC from its pre-history in the 1980s to the present day. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the NNMCC and 2021 celebrates 40 years of the Japanese Canadian community’s dream to establish a community archives to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. The recently digitized photographs follow the archives from a small office on Broadway to our purpose-built museum space today: a journey seen through groundbreaking ceremonies and community gatherings.

Explore the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre fonds (collection) at nikkeimuseum.org. To order photographs from this collection, please visit https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/research/order-photographs-from-the-collection/ 

Thank you to the Irving K. Barber British Columbia History Digitization Program at the University of British Columbia for helping us preserve and make accessible these important photographs. More information about the program can be found at www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca

Photograph gallery curated by Lindsey Jacobson, NNMCC Collections Assistant. 

Photographs digitized by NNMCC Collections Assistants Hannah Babki, Dorothy Poon, Tai Anderson, and Lindsey Jacobson.