MSA Museum hosts heritage symposium

Second-annual event takes place at Trethewey House

History buffs of all stripes will come together this weekend for the MSA Museum’s second annual “How do you Do?” heritage symposium.

The event will allow professionals, amateurs and students to learn about what their colleagues are up to and how they do their jobs.

The event takes place Saturday, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House, at 2313 Ware St., and is open to the public. Guest speakers will present on topics including experimental archaeology and what an archivist does, and there will be a presentation about ongoing historical and archaeological research.

The day will also include a workshop hosted by Surrey artist Doug Erikson entitled “How to draw like a Viking.”

“Last year’s symposium was very engaging,” said Christina Reid, the MSA Museum’s collections manager. “At the museum, we notice that the public are interested in heritage, but do not necessarily know what it is that heritage professionals do day-to-day. They are interested in the science that lies at the bottom of our respective professions, and want to know more. This event was designed around them, and the students who are eager to learn and to be given an opportunity to network.”

For more information about the seminars and to register and receive a syllabus, contact the museum at 604-853-0313 or by email at, or visit

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