The Royal BC Museum is embarking on a journey of change and wants B.C. residents to be part of its future. Consultation events are underway, and one of them takes place in Fort Langley on Monday.
For more than 125 years, the Royal BC Museum has looked to preserve, explain and celebrate B.C.’s heritage.
Located in the province’s capital, the Royal BC Museum’s striking mix of natural history and social history enables it to tell the widest possible range of stories: of land and people, of place and movement.
It receives more than 350,000 visits each year, showcasing an extensive collection that includes seven million objects and specimens, 10 kilometres of BC Archives and five million photographs.
Keeping the Royal BC Museum’s collections safe and preserving its artifacts for future generations is of paramount importance.
The age of the building, outdated systems and technology, and below-sea level storage threaten the safety of the materials stored and displayed on site.
Museum staff have a vision for a new Royal BC Museum will include improving the entrance experience for visitors, refreshing and enhancing the exhibition space, and safeguarding its archives and collections.
Feedback received at the consultations and subsequent meetings and sessions throughout the province will inform plans for the revitalized Royal BC Museum.
The Fort Langley community consultation event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8 in the theatre at Fort Langley National Historic Park, 23422 Mavis Ave.
B.C. residents can also have their say online at www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/vision and can join the discussion on Facebook and on Twitter using #NewRBCM.