Royal BC Museum

Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s holding a sample of rope from Japan, with a sea creature known as a hydrozoa growing on it. The sample is one of the thousands collected along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of foreign species continue to wash along B.C. coast following Japanese tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s holding a sample of rope from Japan, with a sea creature known as a hydrozoa growing on it. The sample is one of the thousands collected along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology, holds out the baby teeth from a fetus orca whale. The young southern resident member died before birth, and the mother “Rhapsody” (J32) died with the calf inside her. Both animals will be on display at the Royal BC Museum’s upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Remains of mother orca and calf reunited in Royal BC Museum exhibit

Orcas: Our Shared Future will explore the history, ongoing trials and future of orcas

Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology, holds out the baby teeth from a fetus orca whale. The young southern resident member died before birth, and the mother “Rhapsody” (J32) died with the calf inside her. Both animals will be on display at the Royal BC Museum’s upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum

Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum

Popular adult-only Halloween costume event expected to sell out quickly

Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum
The Royal BC Museum is planning ahead for its next exhibits (Wiki Media)
The Royal BC Museum is planning ahead for its next exhibits (Wiki Media)
The Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica (front) is one of two totem poles that are coming down at the Thunderbird Park, next to the Royal BC Museum (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Two totem poles to come down at Victoria’s Thunderbird Park

Poles built in the 1950s have reached the end of their lives and will be repatriated

The Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica (front) is one of two totem poles that are coming down at the Thunderbird Park, next to the Royal BC Museum (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

New ‘world-leading’ exhibit offers many pieces not seen before by the public

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM
The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition

The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition

The new exhibit will offer pieces from Guatemala that have never been displayed before

The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. Courtesy RBCM

Wild about nature photos: Royal B.C. Museum set to kick off annual exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners, finalists’ works on display starting Friday

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. Courtesy RBCM
A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)

Heritage Canada funds new roof for Mungo Martin house in Victoria

Indigenous-run space operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum

A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)
Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum have flocked to see Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibit this year. It ends its seven-month stay Dec. 31. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

Last call for Egypt fans at Royal BC Museum

More Christmas events to come this month, but Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs winds up Dec. 31

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Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum have flocked to see Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibit this year. It ends its seven-month stay Dec. 31. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)
Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Work of First Nations carvers, weavers, textile artists on display for free until Oct. 22

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum
Linda Langevin (left) holds a framed photo of a crayfish fossil discovered by her late husband David Langevin and his colleague John Leahy, the late husband of Bernita Wienhold-Leahy (right), a gift from the Royal BC Museum for donating David and John’s collection of 18,000 fossils some 52 million years old, found at McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site near Cache Creek, B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Royal BC Museum in Victoria receives donation of 52-million-year-old fossils

Over 18,000 specimens from heritage site outside Cache Creek, B.C. will lead to new scientific discoveries

Linda Langevin (left) holds a framed photo of a crayfish fossil discovered by her late husband David Langevin and his colleague John Leahy, the late husband of Bernita Wienhold-Leahy (right), a gift from the Royal BC Museum for donating David and John’s collection of 18,000 fossils some 52 million years old, found at McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site near Cache Creek, B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The 26-foot pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Indigenous carvers bring art to the people outside Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

Crossing Cultures and Healing totem pole meant to move conversation beyond reconciliation

The 26-foot pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Meet the pharaohs: RBCM Egyptian exhibit now open

Over 300 original artifacts are on display in Victoria from museums around the world

Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
This sandstone head of Queen Hatshepsut, the rare female pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1479-1458 BCE) is one of the treasured artifacts to be displayed during the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition at the Royal BC Museum, opening May 18. Photo by Jürgen Liepe/courtesy RBCM

Enter the realm of ancient Egypt at the Royal BC Museum

Ambitious exhibition set to open May 18 in Victoria, running to Dec. 31

This sandstone head of Queen Hatshepsut, the rare female pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1479-1458 BCE) is one of the treasured artifacts to be displayed during the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition at the Royal BC Museum, opening May 18. Photo by Jürgen Liepe/courtesy RBCM
This quetzal provided a brilliant photo subject in the Costa Rican cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota. The image was a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and is one of many captivating photographs now on display at the Royal B.C. Museum. Photo by Tyohar Kastiel, Israel/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

From the stark to the subtle, Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit inspires

Victoria’s Royal B.C. Museum hosts for a sixth time, in partnership with London museum

This quetzal provided a brilliant photo subject in the Costa Rican cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota. The image was a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and is one of many captivating photographs now on display at the Royal B.C. Museum. Photo by Tyohar Kastiel, Israel/Wildlife Photographer of the Year