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

 

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
The community of Summerland has changed considerably since 1909 when sisters Christine Nixon and Lizzie Verity spent the winter living in a tent house. The Summerland Museum has documented much of the community’s history. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland Museum holds membership drive

Individual, corporate and life memberships available

The community of Summerland has changed considerably since 1909 when sisters Christine Nixon and Lizzie Verity spent the winter living in a tent house. The Summerland Museum has documented much of the community’s history. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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)
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
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)
The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)

Osoyoos Museum gets over $7k boost after year-long fundraising campaign

The campaign was started to help the museum’s new location construct a second level

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)
Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)
The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)

‘Myths of the Crusades’: Penticton Museum speaker ready to unravel historical narratives

The Brown Bag Lecture Series goes every Tuesday at 1 p.m. inside the city’s museum

The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)
The public’s role in keeping domestic cats and birds safe will be discussed at the Penticton Museum and Archives’ next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22. (Pixabay)

Roaming cats kill 350 million birds a year, says Penticton Museum guest speaker

Animal welfare discussion will headline the next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22

The public’s role in keeping domestic cats and birds safe will be discussed at the Penticton Museum and Archives’ next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22. (Pixabay)
A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

5 things people may not know about homelessness in Penticton

100 More Homes Penticton will be among presenters of the next Brown Bag Lecture March 8

A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)

Peachland man reconnects with vintage collector’s item after thinking it was stolen

The curator of the Peachland Museum found a plaque on side of the road when travelling on Highway 97

Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)
Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Take a trip back in time with latest Brown Bag Lecture Series at Penticton Museum

Historian Randy Manuel talks transportation and trails in the good ol’ days on Jan. 25

Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Museum to auction items

Items to be sold are damaged, duplicates or not needed for museum’s mandate

In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review 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 Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)

Documentary to be filmed at Penticton Museum’s next Brown Bag Lecture

The medium-sized film will take a look at Penticton’s Lake-to-Lake bike route project

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)
Susan Lopatecki, owner of SASS Boutique, shows her corporate membership certificate and poster highlighting a dress from the Museum Collection, sewn by Dorothy Fisher. (Contributed)

Summerland businesses purchase corporate memberships in museum drive

Museum society offering 50 per cent discount on corporate memberships until end of year

Susan Lopatecki, owner of SASS Boutique, shows her corporate membership certificate and poster highlighting a dress from the Museum Collection, sewn by Dorothy Fisher. (Contributed)