Series GR-0147 - Provincial Museum visitor registers

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Provincial Museum visitor registers

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  • textual record

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GR-0147

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  • 1887-1951 (Creation)
    Creator
    British Columbia Provincial Museum

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1 m of textual records

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(1967-1987)

Biographical 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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Series consists of 15 volumes of Provincial Museum visitor registers. Each volume contains the name of the visitor, the location of the visitor's residence, and the date of visit.

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Transferred from the Provincial Museum between 1975 and 2014.

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Accession number(s): 76-G-077

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