Royal BC Museum

ROYAL BC MUSEUM opened in VICTORIA in Oct 1886 as the Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, located in a room in the original LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS. In 1898 it moved to a wing of the new legislature, where it remained until its present building opened as the BC Provincial Museum in Aug 1968. The first curator was John FANNIN, whose personal collection of stuffed animals formed the core of the museum's natural history collection. Fannin was succeeded as curator/director by...

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