The Pocket Gallery

The Pocket Gallery is a small display space in Clifford Carl Hall, on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum. 

The gallery showcases the little-seen behind-the-scenes work of the Royal BC Museum. 

Featured displays are great opportunities for visitors to see how individual staff members explore innovative, provocative and sometimes revelatory ideas, drawing on collections, research, partnerships and programmes that you might otherwise know very little about.  

Pocket Gallery displays change regularly, as Royal BC Museum professionals continually pitch fresh ideas and focus on new projects.  Access to the Pocket Gallery is free to all visitors.  

The Pocket Gallery is supported by Helijet.

Currently featured in the Pocket Gallery

Fugitives in the Archive

Fugitives in the Archive is inspired by the unexpected objects that two artist-anthropologists encountered while conducting research at the BC Archives.

Fugitives in the Archive is a collaboration between Dr. Trudi Lynn Smith, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, and Dr. Kate Hennessy, Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University, and the BC Archives. 

Smith and Hennessy use the term “fugitives” to describe objects that resist archival preservation techniques or do not conform to archival conventions. 

Fugitives in the Archive features diverse objects such as bullet fragments and acid-burnt paper, each bearing a unique story.

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