Exhibits

On Display October 7, 2022 to January 7, 2023!

BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

This fun travelling exhibition, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today, highlighting some of the most fascinating of the 3,400 known species in the province.

BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms encourages visitors to learn more about BC mushrooms and their versality. It introduces a cross-section of different species—some familiar, some bizarre, some delicious and some deadly. Their lives are interwoven with every part of British Columbia ecosystems.

Mushrooms are not only a subject of scientific study but also a source of food, dyes, and medicine; and objects of ceremony and beauty. This exhibition delves into the many facets of these fabulous fungi.

Featuring interpretive graphic panels, 3D-printed mushroom models and foraging equipment, the exhibition facilitates visitors’ understanding of BC mushrooms and their many uses.

 

Coming December 1, 2022 to January 21, 2023!

The Suitcase Project: What Would YOU Bring?

What would you take with you if you only had 24 hours to pack your most important belongings into one suitcase and leave your home forever?

That’s the question Canadian photographer Kayla Isomura explores in The Suitcase Project a multimedia exhibition that will be on display in December.

Kayla began her research by asking yonsei and gosei (fourth and fifth generation) Japanese Canadians and Americans what they would pack if uprooted from their homes in a moment’s notice. While these descendants of the WW2 internment and incarceration may never have to endure the same forced uprooting as their ancestors, Kayla Isomura’s work examines how they, and those descended from families who experienced other forms of discrimination, remain affected by this history today.

 

Opens March 16, 2023 (currently in development)

George Clutesi Exhibit

This retrospective of George Clutesi’s life as an artist, scholar/educator and activist is presented through his art and scholarly work.

The exhibit is made possible with the generous permission of members of the family of George Clutesi, and is being developed in collaboration with Nuu-chah-nulth cultural and language advisors. Institutional partners for the exhibition are the Alberni Valley Museum, The Bateman Foundation, The University of Victoria and the Royal BC Museum.