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After Emily Carr’s trip to France, her style of painting changed. So once she came back home, Carr re-painted a number of her pieces using what she learned abroad. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Fresh Seeings: How Emily Carr’s style changed after a trip to France

New exhibit at Royal BC Museum showcasing the Victoria-born artist’s work throughout her life

 

The Royal BC Museum is asking British Columbians to share photos, tweets or stories of their experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of a new project called COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royal BC Museum asks for pandemic stories, photos for COVID-19 exhibit

Museum collection to share story of pandemic for future generations

 

Curatorial and collections staff from the Royal BC Museum will be hosting online webinars as part of the RBCM@Home outreach programs starting on Tuesday, March 31. Photo courtesy RBCM

Royal BC Museum joins home education trend for outreach programs

Free webinar options available for RBCM@Home and kids’ programs, starting March 31

Curatorial and collections staff from the Royal BC Museum will be hosting online webinars as part of the RBCM@Home outreach programs starting on Tuesday, March 31. Photo courtesy RBCM
Woolly the Mammoth in the Royal BC Museum’s Natural History Gallery, quietly celebrated his 40th birthday at the museum recently. Courtesy Royal BC Museum

Take your pick of artsy activites this Family Day weekend

From museums and galleries to historic aircraft, there’s many options for families to choose from

  • Feb 10, 2020
Woolly the Mammoth in the Royal BC Museum’s Natural History Gallery, quietly celebrated his 40th birthday at the museum recently. Courtesy Royal BC Museum
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer

Annual exhibition, opening Feb. 14, on loan to Royal BC Museum from London Museum of Naural History

  • Jan 28, 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer
Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)

Victoria visited by one of the few women who helped launch Apollo 11

A new Apollo 11 documentary is playing at Victoria’s IMAX Theatre

Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)
Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning

Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning
A digital rendering shows what the upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit could look like at the Royal BC Museum. (File contributed/ Royal BC Museum)

Remains of local orca and calf reunited for exhibit at Royal BC Museum

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

A digital rendering shows what the upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit could look like at the Royal BC Museum. (File contributed/ Royal BC Museum)
The Royal B.C. Museum is hosting its latest adults-only event, called Night Shift: Pride, in conjunction with Pride Week in Victoria. File photo

Night Shift: Pride celebrates LGBTQ+ people, offers history lesson

Adult-only program the latest effort by museum to broaden people’s learning horizons

  • Jun 7, 2019
The Royal B.C. Museum is hosting its latest adults-only event, called Night Shift: Pride, in conjunction with Pride Week in Victoria. File photo
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
VIDEO: Royal BC Museum unveiling rare artifacts in upcoming Maya exhibit

VIDEO: Royal BC Museum unveiling rare artifacts in upcoming Maya exhibit

La Corona Altar 5 depicts story of king and dynasties

VIDEO: Royal BC Museum unveiling rare artifacts in upcoming Maya exhibit
Royal BC Museum set to launch its latest exhibition coup

Royal BC Museum set to launch its latest exhibition coup

Victoria institution’s new show on the Maya makes its North American debut May 17

  • Apr 18, 2019
Royal BC Museum set to launch its latest exhibition coup
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)

Canadian Heritage 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)
Last call for Egypt fans at Royal BC Museum

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

  • Dec 10, 2018
Last call for Egypt fans at Royal BC Museum
The 26 foot long 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 long 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
Canada Day festivities at the Royal BC Museum are jam-packed with live performances and family-friendly fun with extended hours Friday and Saturday (June 29 and 30). Photo contributed

Royal BC Museum celebrates Canada, past and present

Holiday weekend lineup includes Penny Carnival, live performances, extended hours

Canada Day festivities at the Royal BC Museum are jam-packed with live performances and family-friendly fun with extended hours Friday and Saturday (June 29 and 30). Photo contributed
Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the 2017 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. This year’s event happens there June 21 to 23. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Nations gather for Indigenous cultural celebrations at Royal BC Museum

Songhees, Esquimalt host three-day international event featuring music, dancing and on-site artisans

  • Jun 13, 2018
Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the 2017 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. This year’s event happens there June 21 to 23. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Enter the realm of ancient Egypt at the Royal BC Museum

Ambitious exhibition opens May 18 in Victoria with over 350 original artifacts

The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS