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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

Iconic building transformed into kayak museum in Ucluelet

West Coast celebrates opening of Manke at the Wreckage on Peninsula Road

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
Large landing barge on shore of Great Central Lake. One man on the shoreline. The barge is carrying boy scouts and their leaders, and some vehicles. 18 men and boys in total. One truck has a canopy on it with a woman standing outside. Painted on the door of the truck “Art Skipsey Sash and Door”. Front of the barge has a gang plank that is open. Painted on the side of the barge “B.C. FOREST-SERVICE”. On the back written in blue ink “Sat.1:30 pm 1st Sept/ 1951 / at N.W. end of / Great Central Lake , on the / Della Falls trip.” This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN20251 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

A LOOK BACK: Great Central Lake

Take a trip back in history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Large landing barge on shore of Great Central Lake. One man on the shoreline. The barge is carrying boy scouts and their leaders, and some vehicles. 18 men and boys in total. One truck has a canopy on it with a woman standing outside. Painted on the door of the truck “Art Skipsey Sash and Door”. Front of the barge has a gang plank that is open. Painted on the side of the barge “B.C. FOREST-SERVICE”. On the back written in blue ink “Sat.1:30 pm 1st Sept/ 1951 / at N.W. end of / Great Central Lake , on the / Della Falls trip.” This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN20251 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
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)
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 hoping to preserve artifacts before 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)
Adrian Bogdan, assistant director and archivist, Alyssa Gerwing, executive director, and Sydney Fuhrman, education and outreach coordinator, have already left or are leaving the Sidney Museum and Archives. (Amanda Cribdon Photography/Submitted)

Sidney Museum and Archives says goodbye to a trio of staff

Executive director Alyssa Gerwing leads list of depatures

Adrian Bogdan, assistant director and archivist, Alyssa Gerwing, executive director, and Sydney Fuhrman, education and outreach coordinator, have already left or are leaving the Sidney Museum and Archives. (Amanda Cribdon Photography/Submitted)
Alyssa Gerwing, who became executive director of the Sidney Museum and Archives in September 2020, will leave her position effective May 14 to pursue new career opportunities. (Amanda Cribdon Photography/submitted).

Executive director moving on from Sidney Museum and Archives

Set to leave May 14, Alyssa Gerwing followed long-time director Peter Garnham

Alyssa Gerwing, who became executive director of the Sidney Museum and Archives in September 2020, will leave her position effective May 14 to pursue new career opportunities. (Amanda Cribdon Photography/submitted).
The Shawnigan Lake Museum will receive more than $1 million in a government grant for its expansion project, which will include an enhanced Kinsol Trestle exhibit. (File photo)

Shawnigan Lake Museum gets $1,078,000 for expansion project

Project will triple size of museum

  • Apr 19, 2022
The Shawnigan Lake Museum will receive more than $1 million in a government grant for its expansion project, which will include an enhanced Kinsol Trestle exhibit. (File photo)
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)
The Sooke Region Museum is developing a play which will tell the stories of interesting Sooke historical figures using a mix of videos, live performance and shadow puppets. (Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre/YouTube)

Sooke historical figures star in new museum play

Production features vignettes exploring the community’s interesting past

The Sooke Region Museum is developing a play which will tell the stories of interesting Sooke historical figures using a mix of videos, live performance and shadow puppets. (Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre/YouTube)