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Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)

Victoria visited by one of the few women who helped launch Apollo 11

A new Apollo 11 documentary is playing at Victoria’s IMAX Theatre

Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)
Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s standing next to a collection of samples of plants and animals washed along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of foreign species still washing up on B.C. coast, eight years after tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s standing next to a collection of samples of plants and animals washed along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s holding a sample of rope from Japan, with a sea creature known as a hydrozoa growing on it. The sample is one of the thousands collected along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of foreign species continue to wash along B.C. coast following Japanese tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Henry Choong is the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He’s holding a sample of rope from Japan, with a sea creature known as a hydrozoa growing on it. The sample is one of the thousands collected along the west coast following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Even the bands get into the spirit of Halloween during the Royal BC Museum’s annual Night Shift event. Tickets for this year’s party Oct. 26 go on sale online and in person Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum

Night Shift Halloween tickets on sale now

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

Even the bands get into the spirit of Halloween during the Royal BC Museum’s annual Night Shift event. Tickets for this year’s party Oct. 26 go on sale online and in person Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum
Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology, holds vertebrae from a fetus orca whale. The young southern resident member died before birth, and the mother “Rhapsody” (J32) died with the calf inside her. Both animals will be on display at the Royal BC Museum’s upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Remains of local mother orca and calf reunited in upcoming exhibit at Royal BC Museum

Orcas: Our Shared Future will explore the history, ongoing trials and future of orcas

Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology, holds vertebrae from a fetus orca whale. The young southern resident member died before birth, and the mother “Rhapsody” (J32) died with the calf inside her. Both animals will be on display at the Royal BC Museum’s upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Royal BC Museum is planning ahead for its next exhibits (Wiki Media)
The Royal BC Museum is planning ahead for its next exhibits (Wiki Media)
Workers carefully placed the totem down as it was removed from the place it stood for 65 years (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

PHOTOS: Totem pole comes down in Victoria’s Thunderbird Park

A Totem that’s been in place for 65 years is being repatriated at the end of its life

Workers carefully placed the totem down as it was removed from the place it stood for 65 years (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
The Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica (front) is one of two totem poles that are coming down at the Thunderbird Park, next to the Royal BC Museum (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Two totem poles to come down at Victoria’s Thunderbird Park

Poles built in the 1950s have reached the end of their lives and will be repatriated

The Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica (front) is one of two totem poles that are coming down at the Thunderbird Park, next to the Royal BC Museum (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition

The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition

The new exhibit will offer pieces from Guatemala that have never been displayed before

The jaguar rises at the Royal BC Museum’s new Maya exhibition
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. (Courtesy RBCM)

Wild about nature photos: Royal B.C. Museum set to kick off annual exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners, finalists’ works on display starting Friday

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. (Courtesy RBCM)
A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)

Canadian Heritage funds new roof for Mungo Martin house in Victoria

Indigenous-run space operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum

A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)
Dr. Charles F. Newcombe helped collect a very large portion of the Royal BC Museum collection and the BC Provincial archives. (File contributed/Kevin Neary)

One Victoria family contributed 20 per cent of Royal BC Museum’s collection

Newcombe family featured in an historical talk Thursday night

Dr. Charles F. Newcombe helped collect a very large portion of the Royal BC Museum collection and the BC Provincial archives. (File contributed/Kevin Neary)
Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Work of First Nations carvers, weavers, textile artists on display for free until Oct. 22

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum
Linda Langevin (left) holds a framed photo of a crayfish fossil discovered by her late husband David Langevin and his colleague John Leahy, the late husband of Bernita Wienhold-Leahy (right), a gift from the Royal BC Museum for donating David and John’s collection of 18,000 fossils, some 52 million years old, found at McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site near Cache Creek, B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Royal BC Museum in Victoria receives donation of 52-million-year-old fossils

Over 18,000 specimens from heritage site outside Cache Creek, B.C. will lead to new scientific discoveries

Linda Langevin (left) holds a framed photo of a crayfish fossil discovered by her late husband David Langevin and his colleague John Leahy, the late husband of Bernita Wienhold-Leahy (right), a gift from the Royal BC Museum for donating David and John’s collection of 18,000 fossils, some 52 million years old, found at McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site near Cache Creek, B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The 26 foot long pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Indigenous carvers bring art to the people outside Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

Crossing Cultures and Healing totem pole meant to move conversation beyond reconciliation

The 26 foot long pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The Royal BC Museum is hosting an on-site pole carving project starting this month. Facebook

Carving history: Royal BC Museum launches new totem project

The pole carving project will allow the public to watch the creation of a new totem

The Royal BC Museum is hosting an on-site pole carving project starting this month. Facebook
Canada Day festivities at the Royal BC Museum are jam-packed with live performances and family-friendly fun with extended hours Friday and Saturday (June 29 and 30). Photo contributed

Royal BC Museum celebrates Canada, past and present

Holiday weekend lineup includes Penny Carnival, live performances, extended hours

Canada Day festivities at the Royal BC Museum are jam-packed with live performances and family-friendly fun with extended hours Friday and Saturday (June 29 and 30). Photo contributed
Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the 2017 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. This year’s event happens there June 21 to 23. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Nations gather for Indigenous cultural celebrations at Royal BC Museum

Songhees, Esquimalt host three-day international event featuring music, dancing and on-site artisans

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Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the 2017 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. This year’s event happens there June 21 to 23. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Meet the pharaohs: RBCM Egyptian exhibit now open

Over 300 original artifacts are on display in Victoria from museums around the world

Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A sarcophagus, or coffin, from the 12th Dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1950-1850 BCE) is one of the treasured artifacts to be displayed during the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition at the Royal BC Museum, opening May 18. Photo courtesy RBCM

Enter the realm of ancient Egypt at the Royal BC Museum

Ambitious exhibition set to open May 18 in Victoria, running to Dec. 31

A sarcophagus, or coffin, from the 12th Dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1950-1850 BCE) is one of the treasured artifacts to be displayed during the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition at the Royal BC Museum, opening May 18. Photo courtesy RBCM