British Columbia Provincial Museum

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Government

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British Columbia Provincial Museum

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Dates of existence

1967-1987

History

The museum was established in Victoria on October 25, 1886, as “Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology.”

In 1967 a new Museum Act (15 16 Eliz. 2, c.41) was introduced. Under the new act, the museum's objectives were "to secure and preserve specimens and other objects which illustrate the natural history and human history of the Province" and "to increase and diffuse knowledge in these fields by research, exhibits, publications, and other means." The new act was introduced at a time when the museum was moving to new quarters from the east wing of the Parliament Buildings and it broadened the museum's mandate. Specifically, it allowed the museum to devote itself not only to ethnology and natural history, but also to the modern social and industrial history of the province.

The name was changed again on October 13, 1987, to “Royal British Columbia Museum.”

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Related entity

Royal British Columbia Museum (1987-)

Identifier of the related entity

12210

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temporal

Type of relationship

Royal British Columbia Museum is the successor of British Columbia Provincial Museum

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Related entity

British Columbia. Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology (1886-1967)

Identifier of the related entity

16089

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

British Columbia. Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is the predecessor of British Columbia Provincial Museum

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Authority record identifier

3365

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

DDUFFY 2010-10-13
Revised PW/KH 2017-07-21

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Central Name Authority Files.

Maintenance notes

Created by: Dennis Duffy.
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