It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first issue of Curious Quarterly.
The idea for Curious was born out of the Online Staff Profiles project included within our new website launched in April of this year. Our digital manager Eric Espig (see Art Imitates Science) was looking for a way to bring together some of the great content being posted by Royal BC Museum Staff, and Curious Quarterly is the result.
Each issue of Curious focuses on one theme; for our inaugural issue the theme of Collection only seemed natural. Whether you work in Learning or Facilities, Imaging or Web Development, all of us here have a direct relationship with our collections. They are the core of the museum, and the foundation upon which we are built. What we have presented here is a new type of Collection; a collection of stories, experiences and ideas. We hope that you, reader, will be inspired to contribute to this Collection using the commenting feature located at the bottom of each article. Connect with the authors and other readers, alike, to share your perspective and create discussion.
As work on this first issue drew to a close, I was reminded once again what a very special place the Royal BC Museum is; not only to work, but also to just be in and be a part of. I’m privileged to work with such an eclectic group of colleagues, whose unique perspectives never fails to provoke and delight. And a world-class collection, as unique as the individuals who built it.