Reproduction & Licensing Fees at the Royal BC Museum and Archives

Over the last few years, the FBCA has heard growing concerns from members about the high cost of reproduction and licensing fees at the Royal BC Museum & Archives. These concerns range from BC authors seeking to publish images and documents in books, to university students, local museums, and social media groups seeking to use … More Reproduction & Licensing Fees at the Royal BC Museum and Archives

The Man in the Tower: Forest Service Images in the BC Archives

I’m not sure exactly how I found myself clicking through hundreds of pages of digitized Forest Service images late one night. All I know is that an initial search in the BC Archives database (for something I can no longer recall) led me down a rabbit hole – a fairly common affliction among online researchers. … More The Man in the Tower: Forest Service Images in the BC Archives

Terry Reksten Memorial Fund: 2017 Recipients

This year, we had a large number of applications, in part because we advertised the grant on social media and among institutional members of the Archives Association of BC, the BC Historical Federation, and the BC Museums Association. After careful consideration, we awarded grants of $1,000 each to the Simpcw First Nations Archives and the … More Terry Reksten Memorial Fund: 2017 Recipients

Puzzle Pieces Found with Acquisition of Munday Negatives

This article first appeared in our August 2017 Newsletter Puzzle Pieces Found with Acquisition of Munday Negatives By Don Bourdon, Curator, Images and Paintings Royal BC Museum and Archives  With generous financial support from the Friends, the BC Archives recently acquired the missing pieces of a puzzle. As a teen, Phyllis James photographed family, friends … More Puzzle Pieces Found with Acquisition of Munday Negatives

2016 Terry Reksten Fund Recipients

Congratulations to the Bamfield Historical Society and Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society. They were awarded $1000 grants from the Terry Reksten Memorial Fund. The Fund was established fifteen years ago to honour the memory and work of Terry Reksten (1942-2001). An assiduous researcher, she was a champion of community archives. Grant applications are adjudicated … More 2016 Terry Reksten Fund Recipients

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