Museum

A bone in the office of Victoria Arbour at the Royal B.C. Museum. (Ella Matte, Black Press Media)

The $8.4M ‘Sue the T. rex’ skeleton is coming to a Victoria museum

New dinosaur exhibits will be taking over the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria

  • Jan 31, 2023

 

The Maritime Museum of B.C. is receiving a gift of approximately $1 million from the estate of Cora Shaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

Maritime Museum of B.C. receives largest donation in its history

The $1 million gift is being donated by the estate of Cora Shaw

  • Jan 27, 2023

 

The Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame has found storage for all of its artifacts after its home at the Western Speedway was lost when the track shut down in September. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame saves all artifacts for future location

The museum lost its home when the Western Speedway closed in September

 

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland

B.C. Nisga’a totem on display at Scotland museum since 1930 is heading home

Delegation of Nisga’a leaders travelled to Edinburgh last August to ask that the pole be returned

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland
A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for a new exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to float planes during the 1950s

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum
A new exhibit will open at the Maritime Museum of B.C. featuring sailor DIY culture on Nov. 8 (Courtesy Maritime Museum of B.C.)

The Maritime Museum of B.C. to open new exhibit showing sailors handiwork on long voyages

The new exhibit will feature various DIY projects that sailors would do to entertain themselves

A new exhibit will open at the Maritime Museum of B.C. featuring sailor DIY culture on Nov. 8 (Courtesy Maritime Museum of B.C.)
Recent donations made to the Sooke Region Museum include, left, two logging sinches used by Don Robinson in the 1970s, and an ice-cream maker and it’s various pieces. (Contributed – Sooke Region Museum)

Curator’s Corner: This is what happens when you donate an item to a museum

Donations core to the ability of museums to interpret and present history

  • Oct 7, 2022
Recent donations made to the Sooke Region Museum include, left, two logging sinches used by Don Robinson in the 1970s, and an ice-cream maker and it’s various pieces. (Contributed – Sooke Region Museum)
An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Museums Association recommends 10 ways to decolonize heritage sector

Report presents ways to give Indigenous Peoples authority over how they are represented

An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum reopens after renovations

Descendants of key people in the school’s history were on hand to cut the ribbon Saturday

From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Visitors to the Sooke Region Mueum open house on Sept. 17 will be among the first to view the Forestry Path outdoor exhibit. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

In Sooke, museum holds first open house since pandemic

All are welcome to gather on the museum grounds on Sept. 17

Visitors to the Sooke Region Mueum open house on Sept. 17 will be among the first to view the Forestry Path outdoor exhibit. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Traditional kayaking museum debuts in The Wreckage of B.C.’s wild West Coast

Manke at the Wreckage celebrating the building and use of traditional kayaks in Ucluelet

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Harbour Air’s electric-powered de Havilland Beaver takes centre stage for the BC Aviation Museum open house Aug. 20. (Courtesy BCAM)

E-Beaver, vintage aircraft in mix for aviation museum open house in North Saanich

Photo opps, kids games, flight simulators and more on tap for Aug. 20 event

Harbour Air’s electric-powered de Havilland Beaver takes centre stage for the BC Aviation Museum open house Aug. 20. (Courtesy BCAM)
The Little Black Dress, a travelling exhibition from the Costume Museum of Canada, is on display at the Sidney Museum until October. (Courtesy Sidney Museum)

The Little Black Dress: Evolution of iconic fashion garment explored in Sidney exhibit

Little Black Dress display on loan from Costume Museum of Canada through Oct. 3

The Little Black Dress, a travelling exhibition from the Costume Museum of Canada, is on display at the Sidney Museum until October. (Courtesy Sidney Museum)
Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood firefighters museum reopens to public Aug. 6

Firefighters on hand 9 a.m. to noon to guide visitors through artifacts, displays

Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens is launching a new exhibit July 2 focused on the O’Reilly family’s relationship with animals. (Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens/Facebook)

New exhibit launching at Victoria’s Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

The new exhibit focuses on the O’Reilly family’s relationship with animals

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens is launching a new exhibit July 2 focused on the O’Reilly family’s relationship with animals. (Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens/Facebook)
Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Exhibit frames Sooke’s art community

The Sooke Region Museum’s summer exhibit celebrates the multitude of shades that…

Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)

‘Broken Promises’ explores Vancouver Island’s dark chapter of Japanese mistreatment

Qualicum Beach Museum exhibit explores dispossession, internment of Japanese-Canadians during WW2

Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)
An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
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