It’s pretty lonely up here in the Natural History gallery these days. I miss my public—not to mention my groomers from the Exhibitions team—who knows when I’m going to be able to get my hair cut again?
It may be a little boring, but I get that self-isolating is the right thing to do. It’s been just over a week since we closed the doors to the Royal BC Museum in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Sure, it’s a temporary measure, but it still hurt our close-knit team of curators, staff and volunteers—and I know you’re probably feeling it too!
Rest assured: our people are working creatively and collaboratively behind-the-scenes (and mostly from home!) to make the most out of this challenging time.
They’re developing new digital and online programs as we speak—the better to keep you engaged with stories of BC history, access to our museum experts, and top-notch for-members-only programs—no matter where you are in the province (or the world, for that matter!).
So, while you’re perfecting your social distancing technique (thanks for that, by the way!), why not let us visit you via our digital platforms? We’ve already got plenty of terrific online options to get your started:
- Check out all the including the Learning Portal, a dynamic interactive website designed for learners of all ages
- Dig into the treasure trove of This Week in History videos (produced with CHEK TV)
- Get cracking on genealogical research about BC-based ancestors at the BC Archives
- Do the time warp with the always-engaging Webster! playlist on our YouTube channel
- Cozy up to one of our new ebooks and audiobooks highlighting the social and natural history of BC
- Follow us on social media, where we are always happy to engage with you about BC’s human history and natural history: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
I can’t wait to welcome you back to the Royal BC Museum in person. Thank you for your continued support. Be well—and remember to wash your