Nik D. White
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Nik is a MA candidate in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research specializing in economic, social and infrastructure policy. He previously managed Centre A, Vancouver’s International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. His work and research looks at the many bridges that tie the Pacific together, which has included many local and international programs and projects that span the diversity of the topic.
Dr. Jan Walls
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Jan Walls is a professor emeritus in the Humanities Department at Simon Fraser University, where he was founding director of the David Lam Centre for International Communication and founding director of the Asia-Canada Program. In addition to teaching at Aichi University in Japan (1967–68), the University of British Columbia (1970–78) and the University of Victoria (1978–85), he also served as first secretary for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at th…
Kenneth Tung
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Kenneth Tung is a local community leader, proud Canadian and immigrant from Hong Kong, He was a member of the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council (LIAC) for the Chinese Legacy Initiatives and is a regular public affairs commentator for “News-Talk” a Fairchild Radio program. He was a Kwantlen Polytechnic University governance board member and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Kenneth was chairman of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and a v…
Aimee Greenaway
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Aimee Greenaway is the interpretation curator at the Nanaimo Museum. She is a sixth generation Nanaimo resident who grew up in the former coal mining camp of Extension. Aimee graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Education. Her passion for local history was sparked by her own genealogy research and BC history courses taught by Dr. Patrick Dunae. She worked at the BC Forest Discovery Centre …
Anna Rambow
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Coming from a diverse background that includes arts and cultural management, media and photography, Anna Rambow has worked in a number of arts administration and community animation roles with literary festivals, artist run centres and community based arts festivals. She joined the Cumberland Museum and Archives as outreach coordinator in 2013 and in 2015 was the acting executive director. In addition to her position at the Cumberland Museum and Archives, …
Mandy Kilsby
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Mandy Kilsby likes her history local. She grew up in an antique and local history-loving Cariboo family, so it’s no wonder she wound up in Barkerville. With nearly a decade’s experience in various curatorial positions she is proud to be entering her third year as curator for the historic site. www.barkerville.ca
Christie Silver
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Christie Silver has never, to her knowledge, passed up a visit to a museum. An intense interest in history and its tangible components has always been a characteristic of hers and she cannot imagine a future for herself that does not involve the past in some intimate manner. Believing that museums are a perfect professional environment for the eternally curious, Christie is currently transitioning her recreational interest into a career. She graduated in…
Ann ten Cate
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Ann's passion for archives began as a kid when a package of tea from Sri Lanka arrived at home, wrapped in crumpled and torn pages from an old tea plantation ledger. “I painstakingly taped it all back together with Scotch tape(aplogies to all paper conservators out there!) and felt enormously proud of my efforts to preserve an archival record. It went from there...”
Kim Gough
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
After five years of wearing petticoats and baking on a wood burning stove at a provincial heritage site in Alberta, Kim Gough went on to work at other heritage sites. She has been an on-site supervisor, an executive director, the Public Program Coordinator at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton and is now team leader for Adult Learning at the Royal BC Museum.
Shannon Mitchell
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Shannon is a writer and project manager at Open School BC, a cost-recovery organization that designs, develops and distributes educational resources and services to public sector clients and K–12 schools. Shannon authored the Grade Ten lessons for Bamboo Shoots.
Cindy Van Volsem
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Cindy Van Volsem earned a Master of Arts degree in Jerusalem studying historical geography, archaeology and Hebrew. Learning in that context how material culture informs history compelled her to pursue a museum career. After 21 years of work as a collections manager and curator she came to the Royal BC Museum to work in exhibitions, having returned to college in 2010 to retrain as a joiner/cabinetmaker.
Dr. Tzu-I Chung
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Dr. Tzu-I Chung is curator of history at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Her project “Centre of Arrivals” is part of the museum's long-term commitment toward exploring and sharing the stories of multicultural immigrants in British Columbia through research, collection and exhibits. Her recent publications can be found in the academic journals Museum and Society and BC Studies, the book Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures and other publi…
Curious
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Curious connects the public with the curators and staff of the Royal BC Museum. Discover their unique perspectives and hear their incredible stories.