Big changes are happening to the Royal BC Museum. The 135-year-old institution announced today it will begin a process of decolonization to ensure the museum is a welcoming place for everyone.
"This is necessary to begin the long-term work of creating new narratives that include under-represented voices and reflect the lived experiences and contemporary stories of people in BC,” acting CEO Daniel Muzyka said in a news release. The current exhibits will remain until Dec. 31, with a phased approach to updating galleries beginning in 2022.
Last week, the museum announced another exciting development as the province selected three firms to participate in the next phase of design and construction proposals for a new building in Colwood. Chamber Champions Kinetic Construction and Knappett Projects Inc. are bidding on the project to potentially partner with RBCM.
The new facility will house RBCM’s collections and research department, as well as the BC Archives.