The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has a lineup this year of wildlife photography, the ancient world and items of cultural significance to Canada, with organizers saying visitors can marvel at the photos and learn about the history of here and beyond. He says he can jump in.
Museum (RBCM) Announcement of 2024 exhibition He said this year’s “diverse schedule” will begin with Wildlife Photographer of the Year on March 1st, followed by Stonehenge on May 10th and Canadian Modern on June 28th. .
In a news release, Tracy Drake, RBCM’s acting chief executive officer, summed it up as an “exciting and thought-provoking line-up of exhibitions” held with public participation.
“There’s a lot of important work going on at the museum,” Drake said. A world that offers something for British Columbians and visitors to enjoy. ”
The photo exhibition, which RBCM calls an “all-time favorite,” offers visitors “fascinating animal behavior, spectacular species…the incredible diversity of the natural world” and, ultimately, “the world’s best nature photography.” You can have them take a look.
It says the exhibition will harness “the power of photography” to raise awareness of animal advocacy and environmental protection, and will run alongside a companion film. Blue Whale: Return of the Giantsat IMAX Victoria inside the museum.
“This is shaping up to be an exciting year” for the museum, B.C. Tourism Minister Lana Popham said in a release, and is looking forward to what the future holds.
“These upcoming featured exhibits will add to the museum’s already excellent collection and make the RBCM a wonderful place to explore…” Popham added.
RBCM says the Stonehenge exhibit, which includes more than 400 ancient artifacts and archaeological insights, will allow visitors to “discover one of the world’s most mysterious and unique stone monuments and what they meant to the people who built them. He said he would be able to “discover.”
Stonehenge is a prehistoric megalithic structure located in Wiltshire, England. world heritage.
Meanwhile, Canadian Modern will focus on “the experimentation, innovation and ingenuity behind 100 culturally significant works made in Canada.”
It includes “several home-made items from British Columbian collections,” and the exhibit is “a testament to the groundbreaking creativity of some of the country’s best designers.”
Reconstruction canceled, “Old Town” reopened, CEO resigns
The upcoming exhibition comes in the wake of controversy at the museum.
In late 2021, RBCM dismantled Old Town, a long-standing exhibit depicting the history of early European settlers, in an effort to “decolonize” the museum. Later, the state announced plans to spend $789 million to demolish and replace the museum, but it faced public scrutiny and protests. The state subsequently abandoned the plan, and the “Old Town” exhibit reopened in June 2023 with changes to make it more comprehensive.
Also, in June of last year, former RBCM CEO Alicia Dubois resigned, and Drake was appointed as acting CEO in October. At the time, she acknowledged her recent setbacks, but said her future was bright thanks to her strong showing.
Earlier this month, RBCM Another public inquiry launched We’re asking British Columbians to tell us what they want the future of museums to be.
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