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#1141 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 12:14 AM

One suspects that the third floor might simply be closed, not yet deconstructed.



#1142 JimV

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:01 AM

It’s a good question given the recent about face.  Reopening it, if it still exists, would restore the museum to a bona fide attraction.  You would think there’s at least one reporter in this town curious enough to find out.


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#1143 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:05 AM

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#1144 Dexter

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:53 AM

Brent seems a little suspect…
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#1145 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:55 AM

4-5 hours. Wow.

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#1146 LJ

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:31 PM

Brent's a slow walker.


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#1147 aastra

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:20 PM

 

...the photos of life during Covid did not appeal at all...

 

"I heard they had an impressive collection of masks in this museum, but this is ridiculous!"

 

Anyway, if they weren't impressed by the covid exhibit then I'd also recommend skipping the housing crisis exhibit and the sewage treatment exhibit altogether. Just go straight to the hall of politicians. It's an interactive exhibit: the politicians will say whatever they're programmed to say.


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#1148 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:25 PM

No fanfare for the railroad right-of-way maintenance exhibit? My favourite is the diorama of the weed control spray truck that rides on the rail.
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Posted 27 June 2022 - 06:07 AM

“ Hardly a world class museum as stated on the trip advisor description. This was a real disappointment as the third floor galleries are closed. No exhibition and artefacts of the local indigenous peoples and nothing on Emily Carr, these two exhibits were the reason we chose to visit. The exhibition on the treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War 2 was interesting but the photos of life during Covid did not appeal at all ( we want to put that experience behind us at the moment) . The ferry we took over to Victoria had a better selection of items than we saw in the museum shop. Overall, a very disappointing experience.”

I wonder if they have the life with Covid and how they treated the Japanese side by side? That would be worth the $5 for the Irony! It should be noted that unvaccinated fled the country feeling the same fate was possible again. I’m sure they have Trudeau’s threatening speeches playing in the IMAX…
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#1150 Mike K.

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 06:22 AM

Hold on, the COVID display is real? I thought it was a joke.

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 06:24 PM

They missed a real opportunity to update the Old Town exhibit.  They could have installed shabbily dressed manikins huddling beneath blankets and empty bottles crouched into the doorways.  Add a few broken shop windows, some syringes and plastic poop, and there you have it.  All the charm of modern Victoria without the risk of getting stabbed or assaulted.


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#1152 lanforod

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 09:09 PM

No need to do mannequins. Just bring in some of the locals and you’ve also helped solve homelessness.

#1153 JimV

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 11:03 AM

Trouble is, we only want plastic poop.



#1154 Vin

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Posted 13 July 2022 - 04:50 PM

Calgary's Heritage Park and what they have for display put our province to shame:

 

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#1155 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 04:11 AM

Top Gun instead of Canadian history

So let’s get this straight. The public is not allowed to visit the history floor at the Royal B.C. Museum due to claimed “decolonization,” yet they can still attend the Imax and watch Top Gun: Maverick instead.

Instead of offering the public Canadian history, we are still allowed to be fed Big Brother next door’s Hollywood version of reality. 1984 is not an instruction manual for the party.

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#1156 aastra

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:14 AM

Some disadvantaged people rarely get the opportunity to be beat over the head by politics, CNN, Hollywood, etc. Kudos to the RBCM for stepping up to address this.



#1157 dasmo

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 12:58 PM

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#1158 todd

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 02:43 PM

They missed a real opportunity to update the Old Town exhibit.  They could have installed shabbily dressed manikins huddling beneath blankets and empty bottles crouched into the doorways.  Add a few broken shop windows, some syringes and plastic poop, and there you have it.  All the charm of modern Victoria without the risk of getting stabbed or assaulted.


Wasn’t the gold rush also like that in reality? I once found a glass syringe digging a deep hole

 



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