[BCMA] Three new locations announced for Royal BC Museum travelling exhibits

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June 7, 2022

*Three new locations announced for Royal BC Museum travelling exhibits *

VICTORIA, BC — The Royal BC Museum is on the move once more with three of
its travelling exhibits finding new temporary homes across the province.

British Columbians in Fort St. John, Port Moody, and the Cowichan Valley
now have the opportunity to experience immersive and impactful exhibits in
their communities with the opening of *Our Living *Languages in Fort St.
John and Port Moody, and *BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms *in the Cowichan

“Through the travelling exhibit program of the Royal BC Museum, the Port
Moody Station Museum has been able to bring a more inclusive history of BC
to our community,” says Brianne Egeto, Manager/Curator with the Port Moody
Heritage Society. “The exhibits have been an excellent source of historical
knowledge and guests leave our museum with a deeper appreciation of British
Columbia’s shared history.”

Currently, three versions of the *Our Living Languages *exhibit are in
circulation through the province, telling the story of disrupted languages
in BC and the people working tirelessly to keep these languages alive. *BC’s
Marvellous Mushrooms* encourages visitors to explore the magic of mushrooms
in British Columbia — the province that boasts more species of fungi than
any other in Canada.

Travelling exhibits are part of the Royal BC Museum’s commitment to break
beyond the museum walls across BC in an awe-inspiring showcase of
provincial natural and human history. Travelling exhibits can be hosted by
smaller venues and many exhibits also allow space for communities to
contribute components that reflect local history and voices.

“These exhibits allow us to integrate Rossland's and the wider West
Kootenay experience into the context of BC's overall history,” says Sara
Wright, Collections Manager with the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre,
which recently hosted a version of the *Our Living Languages *travelling
exhibit. “Our community has benefitted greatly from being able to have
exhibitions like *Gold Mountain Dream* and *Our Living Languages* to
provide new and enriching learning experiences for visitors and school
groups from around the region.”

More travelling exhibitions will be launched in the coming months as the
museum works to share the wonders of its vast collections with the public
and local community.

“The travelling exhibits from the Royal BC Museum have allowed us to share
stories with our community that deepen their personal connections to the
place they call home, their own histories, and to learn about both the
struggles and successes of people around them,” says Jasmine Marshal,
Exhibitions, Kelowna Museums, who recently hosted *BC’s Marvellous
Mushrooms *at the Okanagan Heritage Museum.

*BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms* at the Okanagan Heritage Museum brought in
record-breaking numbers during its opening weekend, selling out the
museum’s stock of the accompanying * Mushrooms of British Columbia *companion

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*About the Royal BC Museum*: The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s
human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding
of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for
reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling
the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate, and inspire. Located
in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and
Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC — onsite,
offsite, and online — taking pride in our collective histories.

For tickets to IMAX® Victoria and the Royal BC Museum, including combo
tickets for both attractions, visit: Tickets <http://tickets%5D/>

For information about visiting the Royal BC Museum and current COVID-19
protocols, visit: Plan Your Visit About the Royal BC Museum

*Media contact:*

Amanda Richardson

Communications Specialist


arichardson at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
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