Royal BC Museum Modernization

What was this engagement about?

The Royal BC Museum is one of B.C.’s greatest cultural icons, drawing millions of visitors each year onsite and online. It offers visitors the chance to explore our social and environmental history and discover the events and people that have shaped our province.

On Feb. 12, 2019, the speech from the throne announced government’s intention to modernize the Royal BC Museum, to protect its historic holdings and provide better access to its collections. This consultation was a first step in gathering ideas for a modern provincial museum that contains exhibits and learning modules reflective of the whole province.

Staff from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Royal BC Museum engaged with British Columbian’s between April 1 and June 27, 2019.

They heard from people from all over B.C., including Indigenous people and local nations, historians and scientists, academics, teachers, the technology sector, tourism organizations, and the gallery, library, archives and museum community.

Feedback was gathered through:

  • Open online dialogue
  • Formal submissions from experts or organizations via email
  • Public meetings that took place in Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna and Prince George

For more information visit the Royal BC Museum Modernization Engage website.

How did my contribution make a difference?

All feedback received will be used as input into recommendations that will be developed in the Fall 2019.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: April 1, 2019 to June 27, 2019

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Families & Residents

Type: Online, In-Person, Email


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