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#341 spanky123

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 11:33 AM

Jamie Webb, president of the ­museum’s board, said it seems as if the planets might be aligning to make it happen. “We would love to be there,” he said. “Maritime museums have to be on the water the way aviation museums have to be at airports.”

^ yet a year ago they were set to go to Langford.

 

I am sure they will go wherever it makes financial sense. Having said that, I can't see them surviving the same "woke" treatment that the RCBM has received. The MM has limited FN participation and focusing almost exclusively on post-colonialist achievements of white Europeans. 


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#342 Nparker

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 11:55 AM

...The MM has limited FN participation and focusing almost exclusively on post-colonialist achievements of white Europeans. 

Of course, going forward there's no reason a proper maritime museum of the pacific couldn't include both pre and post-European contact seafaring activities.


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Posted 11 December 2021 - 12:32 PM

Call me a dreamer, but what about a Maritime Museum precinct that incorporates the Northern Junk buildings and the former ship chandlers building at 1250 Wharf Street with the S.A.L.T.S. ships docked below?



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Posted 11 December 2021 - 12:50 PM

Northern Junk buildings development approved. Some initial activity has started.


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Posted 11 December 2021 - 02:41 PM

Of course, going forward there's no reason a proper maritime museum of the pacific couldn't include both pre and post-European contact seafaring activities.

play at 4:30: https://youtu.be/WqSIXgLcg_0

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 02:51 PM

Maritime work/history is far from over as we see with the Zim Kingston, Salish Sea Industrial Services, etc

Not a naval museum like the one they have at CFB Esquimalt

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 06:22 AM

The Maritime Museum of B.C. is launching a new exhibit focusing on the experiences of LGBTQ2S people at sea, and it wants to include residents’ stories.

 

Set to launch mid-May, Queer at Sea: Tales from the 2SLGBTQ+ Community aims to highlight the historical and current roles and contributions queer, trans and two-spirit people have made to the province’s maritime sector. The museum also hopes the exhibit helps acknowledge the discrimination LGBTQ2S people continue to face in marine sectors.

 

To help fill the gallery space, the Maritime Museum has put a call out to B.C. residents.

 

“It is important for queer, trans and two-spirit communities to speak for themselves and share their own stories,” museum executive director Brittany Vis said. “We are seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals who are willing to voluntarily share their stories for use in the exhibit.”

 

https://www.vancouve...tq2s-community/

 

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I think a more captivating display would focus in on the heterosexual activities that caused the largest maritime disaster in modern BC history.   :rtfm: 


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 09:12 AM

^ that could be just a Sex at Sea exhibit
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#349 LJ

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:50 PM

I could give them a story but it didn't have a happy ending for the individual involved.

 

But that was back in the pre-woke days.


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#350 Spy Black

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 12:33 PM

A lot of gay chaps worked the old Princess Maggie.

Indeed it was pretty well understood back in the day that, if you were gay, this was a good place to apply for a job.



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Posted 09 January 2022 - 12:13 PM

 

A remote First Nation on the Central Coast is calling on the Royal British Columbia Museum to return a totem pole and other artifacts that are considered sacred and were lost by its people more than a century ago.

 

He expects the museum to pay for the pole’s transportation back to its original site.
 
In a statement, the Royal B.C. Museum said it has always been clear that repatriation of the pole would take time, since it is located on the museum’s third floor, and there is no clear path to remove it from the building.

 

I wonder if there will be a run on returning artifacts to First Nations?  If much of their FN collection is returned, and with the NDP playing politics with colonist collections, what will the museum hold in the future?  Why on earth are they building a massive site in Colwood if the museum is to be gutted?

 

First Nation wants Royal B.C. Museum to return totem pole on third floor - Victoria Times Colonist


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#352 spanky123

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 12:25 PM

^ They will be returned and then purchased.


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Posted 14 May 2022 - 10:41 AM

The pending eight-year closure of the Royal B.C. Museum represents a huge opportunity for smaller galleries and museums, and could underscore the need for a waterfront home for the Maritime Museum of B.C., says Jamie Webb, president of the Maritime Museum’s board of directors.

“There’s a real opportunity for the smaller institutions, like the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Maritime Museum and others, to up their game,” Webb said. “And hopefully the government will realize there’s a burden that’s going to kind of be put on us and provide a little bit of assistance.”

The Royal B.C. Museum is expected to close in September. It will be torn down and replaced with a new $789 million facility that is set to be completed in 2030.



https://www.timescol...lleries-5368418

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#354 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 10:46 AM

If the BC government throws a $100 million or so towards the Maritime Museum I am sure it will be a done deal.



#355 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 10:58 AM

Isn’t it planned to situated at the Ocean Hun district, or whatever the Capital Irons lands are called now?

Or is it the art gallery that’s moving there?

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#356 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 11:08 AM

Isn’t it planned to situated at the Ocean Hun district, or whatever the Capital Irons lands are called now? Or is it the art gallery that’s moving there?

I think some sort of satellite space is planned for the Capital Iron project, not a full relocation of the existing AGGV. We haven't had an update on this project in some time, so I could be wrong.



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Posted 14 May 2022 - 11:11 AM

So it won’t even be a move of the AGGV, just some satellite space (which council rejected 15 years ago in a condo tower on Belleville, which eventually ended up getting built anyways, as a seniors project, without the satellite gallery).

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#358 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 11:11 AM

IIRC, yes.


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#359 Spy Black

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 11:27 AM

How the mighty have fallen.

 

Victoria, once home to:

  • a truly world class Provincial museum
  • one of the most scholarly maritime museums in North America, one well situated in an original Provincial Courthouse - in an historic City square

... now has neither.

 

Combine that with an art gallery containing one of the most complete Emily Carr collections on earth, and one of the most amazing Asian art collections in North America ... that's located in a space it outgrew a quarter of a century ago.

 

Throw in a couple of theaters that haven't seen any increase in funding or support since the '90's.

 

Welcome tourists and visitors!! ... wait to you see what Victoria has for you ..... oooops, we don't actually have anything for you but overpriced trinket, t-shirt, and fudge/ice-cream shops (and there's an excellent chance you'll be violently assaulted as you eat your ice cream cone.

 

Sorry about that ... maybe in 8 years (more likely in a decade) we'll have something for you to see, and/or do!



#360 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 11:33 AM

And don’t mind the hideous transportation terminals that greet you in the downtown core. Those are just temporary. But you shouldn’t be travelling on seafaring vessels, anyways.

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