Community Treasures Exhibit a Nod to Vintage Pop Culture
The latest Community Treasures Exhibit coming to Museum of Surrey May 24 to September 25 is the ultimate blast to the not-so-distant past.
Surrey, BC – The latest Community Treasures Exhibit coming to Museum of Surrey May 24 to September 25 is the ultimate blast to the not-so-distant past.
Surrey resident Dilber Mann has shared his private collection of over 20 rare pop culture collectives that depict popular movies and video games from the ‘80s and 90s. Visitors can expect to see epic statues of iconic fictional characters, such as large-scale Yoda and Luke Skywalker statues from the movie ‘The Empire Strikes Back (1980)’, large-scale Alien collectibles from the movie Aliens (1986), Decepticons from Transformers the Movie (1986) and much more.
“Much of my personal collection is a representation of my past growing up in Surrey as a Gen-X youth, said Mann, who has 20 years of experience in the entertainment, interactive media and video game industry. He is also an executive board member for a large international gaming company. “The 80’s and the early 90’s created a sense of unknown for many of us, due to the aggressive changes in technology at the time, and the lack of diversity and inclusion in the community and in careers.”
Mann hopes the exhibit serves to inspire visitors as his collection has done for him over the years.
“I wanted to share my experience growing up, and how my story tied into these iconic entertainment franchises opened a world of possibilities and inspiration for me and my peers at a time that was most challenging for us. Like many of my peers who have careers in the Lower Mainland entertainment and video game industry, I was fortunate to find my path, and this collection represents the inspiration and experiences that drove me to a successful career.”
Community Treasures at Museum of Surrey are an opportunity for community groups, individuals, and cultural organizations from all over Surrey to showcase their treasures and share their stories with a wider audience. Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey. For more information, visit surrey.ca/museum.