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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2019TAC0072-001230
June 12, 2019
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Kelowna invited to share ideas on Royal BC Museum modernization

KELOWNA – People in Kelowna and surrounding areas are invited to attend community meetings and share their ideas about the future of the Royal BC Museum.

The B.C. government is committed to modernizing the Royal BC Museum, to protect its historic holdings and provide better access to its collections. As part of the process, the government is gathering people’s feedback through community meetings and an online forum.

The government is engaging with Indigenous peoples and citizens throughout B.C. to hear their views about what they expect a modernized museum experience to be. The government is also seeking feedback about how the museum could most effectively tell stories of B.C.’s communities and how the museum can collaborate most productively with communities around the province.

The community meeting for the Thompson-Okanagan region will take place in Kelowna. The meeting will feature a welcome from a local Indigenous Elder and provincial government representative, and a group discussion.

The Royal BC Museum holds the world’s largest collection of B.C. heritage. It offers visitors the chance to explore the province’s social and environmental history and discover the events and people that have shaped B.C.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time: 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.

Location:
Kelowna Museums Society
The Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis St.

For those unable to make the community meeting, an online meeting will take place on June 20, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to allow people from all over the province participate virtually from their homes. The consultation runs until June 27. For more information, or to participate online, visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/museummodernization/

 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 208-4309
 

 
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