Museum

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland

B.C. Nisga’a totem on display at Scotland museum since 1930 is heading home

Delegation of Nisga’a leaders travelled to Edinburgh last August to ask that the pole be returned

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

 

Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
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

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
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

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)
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo

Indigenous exhibit opens on White Rock waterfront

Museum and Archives show honours Se mi ah ma heritage

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo
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
Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)

Indigenous exhibit shares insights into Se mi ah ma culture

Current White Rock Museum and Archives show curated by SFN

Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)
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)
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 current White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years includes this photograph of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge, seen in 1916, during the First World War, in which Barge was later wounded near Vimy Ridge in 1917. White Rock Museum and Archives photo.

White Rock Museum show remembers war years

Lest We Forget, which runs Oct. 5 to Nov. 14, traces service of local residents

The current White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years includes this photograph of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge, seen in 1916, during the First World War, in which Barge was later wounded near Vimy Ridge in 1917. White Rock Museum and Archives photo.
Faces of the Community in You(th) project (left to right): top row, Lisa Xie, Simon Meng, Vicky Li, Celina Qu, Ruby Liu; second row, Adelina Chen, Max Li, Vicky Wei, Johnson Wu, Kathy Xu; third row, Wendy Gong, Ethan Wang, Briana Chen, Olivia Lu, Alan Deng; fourth row, Jennifer Wang, Tim Wang, Queenie Zheng, Frank Li, Flora Li. (Contributed)

Semiahmoo Peninsula youth project preserves COVID-era history

Students collaborate with White Rock Museum and Archives

Faces of the Community in You(th) project (left to right): top row, Lisa Xie, Simon Meng, Vicky Li, Celina Qu, Ruby Liu; second row, Adelina Chen, Max Li, Vicky Wei, Johnson Wu, Kathy Xu; third row, Wendy Gong, Ethan Wang, Briana Chen, Olivia Lu, Alan Deng; fourth row, Jennifer Wang, Tim Wang, Queenie Zheng, Frank Li, Flora Li. (Contributed)
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)
White Rock’s pier as it appeared in 1936.(White Rock Museum Archives photo)

White Rock Pier celebrated in museum exhibit

Show, on until Sept. 5, showcases iconic landmark’s 100-plus-year history

White Rock’s pier as it appeared in 1936.(White Rock Museum Archives photo)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
COVID-19 townhall

White Rock COVID Town Hall hears from community organizations

More hope expressed in planning for future events

COVID-19 townhall
Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)
Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)