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

 

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

 

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

 

Museum lecture addresses challenges to preserving a unique scrapbook

Join art conservator, Tanya Richards, for a special Zoom presentation in which…

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame needs homes for its artifacts as it faces fall closure

The museum is looking for storage space until a new permanent home is found

President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
In the summer of 2020, the bones of a juvenile elasmosaur were liberated from a 12 m high cliff along the edges of the Trent River. Photo supplied

Courtenay Museum curator Pat Trask talks about his 2020 Trent River dinosaur fossil discovery

The summer of 2020 was a year of discovery for the Courtenay…

  • May 4, 2022
In the summer of 2020, the bones of a juvenile elasmosaur were liberated from a 12 m high cliff along the edges of the Trent River. Photo supplied
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum which closed in 2010, sits with a life-like wax rendition of Queen Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Saanich man says wax museums are an opportunity for big Canadian cities

Former director of downtown Victoria wax museum is selling what remains of his collection

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum which closed in 2010, sits with a life-like wax rendition of Queen Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
HAMM’s unofficial mascot, Winston (as in Churchill) occasionally spends the day greeting visitors and any service animals that happen through the door. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s HMCS Alberni Museum announces new season

It has been a long three years of fire, flood, and pestilence…

HAMM’s unofficial mascot, Winston (as in Churchill) occasionally spends the day greeting visitors and any service animals that happen through the door. Photo supplied
A new display at the Comox Museum  features cocktail dresses and accessories from the 1950s and into the 1960s when cocktail parties were stunningly popular. Photo supplied

Comox Museum reopens to the public

The Comox Museum is once again, open to the public. “We are…

A new display at the Comox Museum  features cocktail dresses and accessories from the 1950s and into the 1960s when cocktail parties were stunningly popular. Photo supplied
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cumberland Museuum and Archives re-opened for the public to see on Nov. 5. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland gets to see museum’s makeover

Facility re-opened on Friday after an overhaul of its interior

The Cumberland Museuum and Archives re-opened for the public to see on Nov. 5. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Children’s book chronicles Christmas windfall from Vancouver Island shipwreck

Tale recalls hospitality of the locals/ sneaky salvaging after boat went aground in 1927

Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Nanaimo author in Courtenay to discuss his book about a historical Metis business leader

Join author and educator Greg N. Fraser for an in-person talk based…

Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert will present an in-person pictorial talk based on her new book, A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Courtenay and District Museum. Photos supplied

Courtenay Museum hosts Vancouver Island historian for ‘pictorial talk’

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert will present an in-person…

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert will present an in-person pictorial talk based on her new book, A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Courtenay and District Museum. Photos supplied
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to B.C. pilot killed in Second World War

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Comox Museum is re-opening to the public on Thursday, July 8. This photo shows the newly installed mural of the Comox Wharf donated by David Coons of the Comox Centre Mall and in the foreground is Hamilton Mack Laing (seated) and fellow artist and naturalist, Allan Brooks. Photo submitted

Comox Museum re-opening to the public

The Comox Museum is re-opening to the public on Thursday, July 8.…

The Comox Museum is re-opening to the public on Thursday, July 8. This photo shows the newly installed mural of the Comox Wharf donated by David Coons of the Comox Centre Mall and in the foreground is Hamilton Mack Laing (seated) and fellow artist and naturalist, Allan Brooks. Photo submitted
Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo

Cumberland, museum work toward long-term lease

“I think our relationship proves that we are not intending to move them.”

Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo