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2016 News and Information

Richmond Museum goes digital

04 March 2016

Celebrate the launch of the Richmond Museum’s new online artefact collection and new website on Thursday, March 10.

This free event at the Richmond Museum (7700 Minoru Gate) starts at 5 p.m. and offers hands-on demonstrations of two new online platforms that now provide alternative access to Richmond’s rich and diverse history. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend to learn more while enjoying provided refreshments

Fishing ToolsThis online collection offers searchable access to over 2,000 of the 20,000+ artefacts found in the City of Richmond’s collection. As the recipient of the BC History Digitization Program Grant through the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Museum staff photographed specific artefacts representing stories of migration and immigration—illustrating how people arriving from all over the world have adjusted to life in Richmond, and, in turn, how Richmond has been shaped and influenced by them.

The new Richmond Museum Society website now offers quick and easy access to essential information that supports its vision to make the history of Richmond relevant, engaging and accessible. Each page provides current and detailed information about the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, school programs and special events.

The March 10 launch is hosted by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Museum Society and supported by the BC Arts Council. Visit the online collections at https://collections.richmond.ca/Museum/Portal.aspx and the Richmond Museum Society website at www.richmondmuseum.ca.