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Royal BC Museum Hosts a World of History

posted on Apr 29

It’s been years in the making. (About 1.5 million, in fact.) But it’s finally on its way: from May 1 to September 30, 2009, the Royal BC Museum is proud to present the North American premiere of Treasures: The World’s Cultures from the British Museum.

Spanning the globe across hundreds of thousands of years of cultural evolution, Treasures brings to the viewing public more than 300 distinctive artifacts from the collection of the British Museum.

“This exhibition explores nations and civilizations that have shaped our world for almost 1.5 million years,” says Royal BC Museum CEO Pauline Rafferty. From million-year-old handaxes found in Africa’s Olduvai Gorge, to a 3,000-year-old mummy, to a throne built of decommissioned weapons from Mozambique’s late-20th century civil war, the British Museum has brought together in Treasures some of the most poignant artifacts of material culture to share with visitors to the Royal BC Museum.

Treasures: The World’s Cultures from the British Museum is the second collaborative project between the Royal BC Museum and the British Museum. In 2004, the Royal BC Museum attracted international audiences with Eternal Egypt, which to this day remains one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions.

For more information click on the link below:

Royal BC Museum web site