What better way to get hundreds of artifacts and specimens into the hands of museum enthusiasts all over British Columbia than to actually put them there? Objects enter the handling collection in a number of ways: they may not be quite perfect; they may be replicas; they may have come to us without enough information or be part of a whole assortment of similar pieces. However they got here, we’re happy to loan them to you.
Museum educators at the Royal BC Museum have used this handling collection for on-site and outreach programs—now it’s your turn. There are so many ways to put them to use: teachers can share artifacts and specimens with students; artists can use them as models; learners can study them. Whatever you use them for, we hope you’ll share your projects with us on our Learning Portal by creating a playlist.