BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights

Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria

Project: First Nations Gallery Renewal
Funding Received: $75,000

The First Nations Gallery Renewal provided updates to the First Peoples permanent exhibition gallery to showcase indigenous world views and knowledge and to bring contemporary First Nations voices and cultures to the museum.


Royal BC Museum gallery renewal


Master Weaver William White of the Tsimshian Nation
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Much of the First Peoples gallery has not been updated in decades and is in need of more Indigenous voices and contemporaneity. The first intervention was to update the Chilkat weaving section.In winter 2017, Master Weaver William White of the Tsimshian nation came to the Museum to weave a raven’s tail and Chilkat apron for a new display and to co-curate the new installation.

Royal BC Museum First Peoples Gallery renewal

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More information about the project can be found in BCMA’s Roundup issue 271.