Nisgaa Museum

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The Nisga’a Museum (or Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a) is a museum of the Nisga’a people that is located inLaxgalts’ap, a village in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The Nisga’a name means “the heart of Nisga’a House crests,” a name that celebrates the role of tribal crests in Nisga’a society. The museum is a project of the Nisga’a Lisims Government and opened in the spring of 2011. It is a place for display of Nisga’a artifacts, sharing traditions and ideas, and a centre for research and learning. The museum’s collection of Nisga’a culture is “one of the preeminent collections of Northwest Coast aboriginal art”. The museum’s website states: “This is our gift to each other, our fellow Canadians and the world.”

Hillel Architecture contacted Stone Design to help develop a specification for a polished concrete floor that met the design needs of such a facility. The colour and sheen had to be just right, the floor could not take away from the artifacts within. An integral colour and specialized mix design was specified. The floor was honed, and left with a low to semigloss finish. Samples were provided and approved by the architect, who flew in to approve the process once Stone Design was on site in Laxgalt’sap, BC.