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August 20, 2013
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Founded in 1886, the Royal British Columbia Museum consists of The Province of British Columbia’s natural and human history museum as well as the British Columbia Provincial Archives. The museum is located in VictoriaBritish Columbia,Canada. The “Royal” title was approved by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed by HRH Prince Philip in 1987, to coincide with a Royal tour of that year. The museum merged with the British Columbia Provincial Archives in 2003.

The Royal BC Museum includes three permanent galleries: modern history, natural history, and local First Nations’ history. The museum’s collections comprise approximately 7 million objects, including artifacts, natural history specimens, and archival records. The natural history collections have 750,000 records of specimens almost exclusively from BC and neighbouring states, provinces, or territories. The collections are divided into eight disciplines: Entomology, Botany, Paleontology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Herpetology, Mammals, and Ornithology. Bryophytes and Algae are not well represented. The museum also hosts touring exhibits, and previous exhibits have included artifacts related to the RMS TitanicLeonardo da VinciEgyptianartifacts, and Genghis Khan. The museum’s IMAX theatre shows educational films as well as commercial entertainment.

The museum is in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, between the Empress Hotel and the Legislature Buildings. The museum anchors the Royal BC Museum Cultural Precinct, a surrounding area with historical sites and monuments, including Thunderbird Park. There was also a summer satellite gallery at the Wing Sang building (51 E. Pender) in Vancouver’s Chinatown, opened in June 2012.  The overarching exhibition of the summer satellite gallery was “Curious,” made up of four installations:Intimate Glimpses, Artifact/ Artifiction, Magic Lantern and Bottled Beauty.

On 26 March 2012 Jack Lohman was appointed CEO of the Royal BC Museum, and he received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Honour on 16 June 2012.Various groups assist with the development, success, and maintenance of the Royal BC Museum. These include volunteers, who number over 500 and outnumber the Royal BC Museum staff 4 to 1;  the Royal BC Museum Foundation (formerly Friends of the Royal BC Museum Foundation), a non-profit organization created in 1970 to support the Royal BC Museum financially and to assist its work by forming links within the community; Security Services, responsible for risk management, emergency response, security services, and business continuity expertise; and Property Management and Operations, who focus on sustainability, recycling, and environment control within the museum.

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    We offer fully-furnished Suites in James Bay, downtown Victoria. Clean, comfortable suites, non-smoking, quiet building, sorry no pets. Monthly rentals all-year round. Adult oriented, telephone in suites, laundry facilities & parking. We are located 2 blocks from Parliament Buildings & four blocks from Beacon Hill Park.

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