Yorke Edwards was a pioneer in the field of heritage interpretation in Canada. First with BC Parks and then with the Canadian Wildlife Service, throughout the 1960s Edwards developed an approach to the interpretation of natural and cultural history with a focus on the “real thing”—the object, the place, the process, the person—in front of a visitor. Almost everyone who has visited a Canadian park or museum has been touched by Edwards’s legacy—but few know his name. At the BC Provincial Museum (now the Royal BC Museum), Yorke’s perspective on interpretation shaped the stunning, immersive exhibits. Through essays and photographs, unpublished talks, papers and government reports, The Object’s the Thing introduces “the father of nature interpretation in Canada,” whose work still affects how we experience parks and museums today. Learn more about Yorke Edwards in this video with author Rick Kool here.
Join authors Dr. Rick Kool and Dr. Rob Cannings for a virtual presentation, launch and chat about their new book. One lucky attendee will win a free copy!
Thursday May 6, 7pm Pacific Time
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORYRh-QWTsKBkbx9B129oA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the launch. You can also attend through the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.