Collections and Research Building Project

The BC Government with the Royal BC Museum is building a collections and research facility, on lək̓ʷəŋən Territory, in the city of Colwood to support the long-term care of and access to the BC Archives and the Provincial Collections.

This facility will safekeep millions of organic specimens, from palaeontological deposits to the most recent alpine species samples that help scientists gage the effects of climate change.

It will house historical records from the BC Archives that include the province’s founding documents and records defining the government’s ongoing legal relationships with Indigenous peoples, as well as belongings and objects from communities across the province that carry our histories into our future.

It will create access for researchers internationally, who will contribute to building and growing our shared understanding of and knowledge about the province of British Columbia, the people who live here, and the lands and waters we call home.

For more information on the collections and research project, please visit the project website here.

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