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

 

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

 

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

 

The Road Foward is screened at the Vernon Museum June 23. (Contributed)

Indigenous movement highlighted in Vernon movie screening

The Road Forward shown as part of Indigenous History Month

The Road Foward is screened at the Vernon Museum June 23. (Contributed)
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)
Mural tours are back in Vernon through the Museum and Archives of Vernon every Tuesday and Friday. (File photo)

Museum brings back downtown Vernon mural tours

The popular tours take place twice weekly, rain or shine

Mural tours are back in Vernon through the Museum and Archives of Vernon every Tuesday and Friday. (File photo)
Mourning Dove, 1916. (LV McWhorter Photographs, Washington State University Libraries’ MASC)

Okanagan Women’s Voices read for reconciliation

Vernon Museum event connects with online discussions

Mourning Dove, 1916. (LV McWhorter Photographs, Washington State University Libraries’ MASC)
(Lake Country Museum and Archives)

Lake Country Museum expanding with summer renos

The museum will remain open during construction

  • Apr 18, 2022
(Lake Country Museum and Archives)
Tom Ouchi and Mas Sakakibara discuss the Ways of Water in Greater Vernon. (Vernon Museum photo)

Ways of Water drive North Okanagan development

History of Grey Canal reveals settlement roots

Tom Ouchi and Mas Sakakibara discuss the Ways of Water in Greater Vernon. (Vernon Museum photo)
Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)
Lake Country Museum & Archives hosting a spring day camp March 28 to April 1 (Lake Country Museum)

Lake Country Museum making learning fun with spring day camp

Kids can learn all about the history and natural surroundings of Lake Country

  • Mar 22, 2022
Lake Country Museum & Archives hosting a spring day camp March 28 to April 1 (Lake Country Museum)
(Contributed)

Los Tours del Museo returning to Okanagan Museum for Heritage Week

The Spanish-based tour will take place Saturday, Feb.26

(Contributed)
The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)

Online Vernon museum series explores truth and reconciliation

Learn + Connect: Toward Truth & Reconciliation kicks off Jan. 20

The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)
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)
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 Greater Museum and Archives building was tagged on all four sides sometime Sunday night, June 6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Graffiti painted over Vernon museum entrance

Picture posted to Facebook forum generates angry, disappointed responses

The Greater Museum and Archives building was tagged on all four sides sometime Sunday night, June 6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop facilitator, public speaker and author Elaine Alec hosts online forums through the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Contributed)

Timely exhibit puts Indigenous history in Vernon spotlight

Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop and Legacy of Hope exhibit at museum

Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop facilitator, public speaker and author Elaine Alec hosts online forums through the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Contributed)
Vernon Cadet Camp Museum operations manager Maria Brunskill puts the finishing touches on one of the many displays for The Winged Lightning Bolt Exhibit which opens on Friday, May 21, in the Sun Valley Mall on 30th Avenue. (Wayne Emde Photo)

Vernon Cadet Camp Museum temporarily moves downtown

With the Vernon Army Camp closed due to COVID, museum sets up display in Sun Valley Mall

Vernon Cadet Camp Museum operations manager Maria Brunskill puts the finishing touches on one of the many displays for The Winged Lightning Bolt Exhibit which opens on Friday, May 21, in the Sun Valley Mall on 30th Avenue. (Wayne Emde Photo)
The GVMA’s virtual program, ECO: Ecological Change in the Okanagan includes the perspective of Justen Peters, K’nmaĺka? Sənqâĺtən Indigenous Garden tour leader, pictured here with Laisha Rosnau, GVMA Program Coordinator. (Silmara Emde photo)

Earth Day expo explores North Okanagan landscapes

Museum teams up with Syilx youth leader for virtual experience

The GVMA’s virtual program, ECO: Ecological Change in the Okanagan includes the perspective of Justen Peters, K’nmaĺka? Sənqâĺtən Indigenous Garden tour leader, pictured here with Laisha Rosnau, GVMA Program Coordinator. (Silmara Emde photo)
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