Royal BC Museum launches three free online webinars for learners of all ages
The Royal BC Museum has launched three new webinar series—RBCM@Home, RBCM@Home (Kids) and RBCM@Outside—so British Columbians can stay connected while staying apart.
Although the Royal BC Museum closed its doors to the public on March 17 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum and archives have responded with a flurry of strengthened and brand new online programs to appeal to learners of all ages, anywhere in the province, for free.
RBCM@Home is designed for youth and adults and features members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home. Participants will discover how these museum experts do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they’re working on now. RBCM@Home takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 pm.
RBCM@Home (Kids) is much like an online museum playdate. Participants will visit with museum members who are working from home, along with other families from across BC, to learn and make together. RBCM@Home (Kids) takes place every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.
RBCM@Outside is a series of themed virtual field trips to local destinations that are rich in history. Participants can follow along at home as museum staff lead them through outdoor spaces. This series is still in development (though the first webinar will be a virtual ramble through the poles in Thunderbird Park). Watch our event calendar for upcoming RBCM@Outside programs.
Staff from the museum’s Learning team facilitate each webinar, steering the conversations, encouraging hard (and entertaining) questions and flagging themes for follow-up at subsequent webinars.