Museum at 130: Letter from B.C. Lieutenant Governor

As Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and honorary patron of the Royal B.C. Museum, I am delighted to share in its 130th anniversary celebrations as we reflect on the history of this renowned institution and its vital role in the preservation and promotion of our province’s heritage and culture.

In British Columbia, we are so fortunate to have the Royal B.C. Museum to call our own. From its magnificent permanent collection to the dynamic and exciting special exhibits, our museum is the cultural and historical centrepiece of our province.

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The seven million items it houses exemplify the history, beauty and diversity of our province and its people. Each item, meticulously catalogued and preserved, is part of British Columbia’s story.

Each part of this narrative is researched, recorded and accessible so future generations will have the opportunity to learn about the past, to understand the evolution of our province from different perspectives.

Since its inception, the Royal B.C. Museum has not only safely preserved our collective history, but also celebrated and shared it with millions of visitors from around the world.

I extend my thanks to the countless dedicated people over the last 130 years whose vision, knowledge and expertise created the outstanding museum we have today.


Judith Guichon

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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