• The totem pole pictured is found in the Royal BC Museum lobby, “A man named Checkgath raised this pole about 1880 in t’anuu ‘Ilnagaay, Haida Gwaii.” RBCM #1391

The BCMA is pleased to introduce you to our newest team member today: Vanessa Gelhaar is taking on the role of Operations Manager as of this week.

Vanessa has a background in environmental studies and several years of experience working in communications and event management for an environmental non-profit in her hometown of Berlin, Germany. She is a recent transplant to Victoria, having moved here in Fall 2018. While she misses being able to visit the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, she has fallen in love with Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the West Coast lifestyle.

The BCMA would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to Alisha Brown, the outgoing Operations manager, for her incredibly hard work and devotion. She will be in the office for another couple of weeks to assist with training and transitioning, but we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.