In a 2000 square-foot gallery space in the Richmond Cultural Centre, the Richmond Museum displays regularly changing exhibits throughout the year that cover a multitude of topics reflecting the society's mandate. Topics have included, First Nations, Finn Slough, pioneer history, heritage and environmental issues, multiculturalism, aviation, the Interurban railway and archaeology. There are also five display cases on the main floor of Richmond City Hall. Three of the cases feature Gifts to the Mayor; the remaining three have regularly changing topics.
For information on our exhibition program contact our Curator of Exhibitions at 604 247-8333.
Language of Learning
February 25, 2014 - October 2014
This exhibition showcases the evolution of education in Richmond, from the early one-room schools to the development of technical schools, trades schools and colleges. Non-traditional educational experiences and the concept of life-long learning will also be explored. The exhibition will draw upon the Museum’s own collection of education artefacts and relevant materials gathered from other institutions and the community.
November 6, 2014 - June 2015
Explore how western fashion has been influenced for centuries by diverse cultures around the globe. Discover how our clothes, jewelry and army uniforms have ‘borrowed’ everything from silk to khaki to cotton—and adopted the lampshade look, harem pants and other surprising styles!
City Hall Exhibits
June 2-September 7, 2014
The technology of dentistry is the subject of this display of photographs and artefacts from the collection of the Richmond Museum. New acquisitions to the collection, from two local dentists who practiced dentistry in Richmond in the 1950s, are featured.
Art in Unexpected Places
September 9, 2014 - October 2014
In 2012, the Richmond Public Art program initiated a series of public artworks under the theme of Art in Unexpected Places. The intent of these artworks was to enhance public engagement and demonstrate the capacity of public art to reflect, explore and transform our everyday environments. The objects on display illustrate the multitude of ways artists are practicing and expanding the definition of Public Art.