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The Royal BC Museum launches an on-site pole-carving program in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health. more

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The Language of Family: Stories of Bonds and Belonging has won two prizes at the PubWest Book Design Awards. more

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While perhaps not strictly art, the show has plenty of artistry, as well as a strong message about the need to protect a natural world under increasing threat from a burgeoning human population. more

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"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" will be back by popular demand at the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017, after a one-year hiatus. more

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The Royal BC Museum’s newest international travelling exhibition, First Nations Masterworks from BC, has opened at the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia. It will run to April 1, 2018. more

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The Royal BC Museum in Victoria hosts a major new exhibition, "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs," from May 18 to Dec. 31. more

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Julia Zhu performs "The Elk Concerto" as part of Music for Natural History, 2012, a performative sound installation at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Photo: Christine Walde

Have you ever wondered what the world sounded like before the roar of jets or the steady hum of traffic? more

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Premier Christy Clark and Prof Jack Lohman, CEO of the Royal British Columbia Museum, recently opened a major new exhibition in GUANGZHOU,China exploring the first Chinese migration to Canada. more

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Three cultural institutions – the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg and the Vancouver Art Gallery – are taking advantage of new digital technologies to improve public access. more

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The Royal BC Museum has ample reason to sing the praises of its conservators, who have won the prestigious Keck Award for the conservation of the Chinese Freemason’s Lantern in 2013. more

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The Royal BC Museum has meticulously packed up 25 remarkable paintings and sketches by the iconic Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, in preparation for a loan to the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK. more

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From more than seven million objects in the Royal BC Museum’s galleries, archival stacks and workrooms behind the scenes, curators, archivists and other expert staff have selected what they are calling the “100 Objects of Interest”. more

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On its first North American stop, "Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends" came ashore today (May 16, 2014) at the Royal BC Museum. The international exhibition runs through to November 11, 2014. more

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"Untitled"

Courtesy Royal BC Museum.

Victoria’s Royal BC Museum was the first Western Canadian institution to join the Google Art Project. It is making an initial batch of 81 works accessible to the public via the Internet. more

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The Royal BC Museum has agreed to support the Dulwich Picture Art Gallery, London with a significant loan of 26 Emily Carr paintings, drawings and sketches for a major exhibition opening Nov 1, 2014. more

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Chief Nakaṕankam, Mungo Martin, "Raven and Whale", 1960

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The Royal BC Museum joins five other Canadian institutions and is only the second museum in Canada to be featured among the most famous art collections in the world. more

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The new Royal BC Museum season opened today with Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700 an exhibition of thirty rare world maps drawn from the Wendt collection. more

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"The Wing Sang building"

Photo by Martin Tessler

"Curious", the first museum exhibition at the satellite gallery, Royal BC Museum at Wing Sang, will run from June 14 to September 3, 2012 in Vancouver’s historic core. more

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Vancouver realtor and art collector Bob Rennie's Wing Sang gallery in the city’s Chinatown neighbourhood will house the first satellite gallery of the Royal British Columbia Museum. more

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