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Stonehenge, wildlife highlight 2024 Royal BC Museum exhibition season

‘Delivering dynamic and inspiring exhibitions from around the world’
“Land of the Eagle,” by Audun Rikardsen, part of the previous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, showing at the Royal BC Museum. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

A list of new and returning exhibits that will be featured at the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) this year was announced on Friday (Jan. 26).

On March 1, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will kick off with a look at fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species, and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Featuring the triumphs, challenges, and incredible beauty of a planet the soon-to-be here exhibition uses the power of photography to raise awareness around animal advocacy and environmental conservation and showcase the world’s best nature photography. This exhibition will run alongside a companion film, Blue Whales: Return of the Giants, at IMAX Victoria, which is inside the museum.

On May 10, museum visitors can discover one of the most mysterious and unique stone monuments in the world with Stonehenge. Featuring 400 plus ancient artifacts, Stonehenge will have archaeological insight, cutting-edge scientific research, and will explore the iconic world heritage site.

Shortly after the Canadian Modern exhibit will be on starting June 28. The exhibit will explore iconic modern designs crafted by Canadians whose works reflect and define the global trend. It will also highlight the experimentation, innovation, and ingenuity behind 100 culturally significant objects created in Canada, including some homegrown items from the collections of B.C.

“The Royal BC Museum is very pleased to share an exciting and thought-provoking lineup of exhibitions for 2024,” said museum acting CEO Tracy Drake. “There is so much important work happening at the museum, and while we continue to engage with the people of British Columbia about the future of their provincial museum and archives, we are also delivering dynamic and inspiring exhibitions from around the world that offer something for British Columbians and tourists to enjoy.

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