#AskACurator Day

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Ask A Curator Day coming to Campbell River this year


Have you ever wondered how museums chose what objects to display? Or who decides what temporary exhibits to feature?  Wednesday, September 13 from 10am to 3pm will be Ask a Curator Day and the Museum at Campbell River’s Curator Beth Boyce encourages you to participate by asking her the questions you have always wanted to know about the Museum or Campbell River’s history.


Ask a Curator Day started on twitter in 2010 and has since grown to other social media streams.  At the time this was written 1439 museums in 54 countries had signed up, with the list growing daily.  As well as asking questions to your local Museum Curator, people can ask Curators worldwide their questions using the hashtag #AskACurator.


Beth Boyce has been the Curator at the Museum at Campbell River for nearly five years.  She came to the Museum in 2013 with work experience at several British Columbia museums including the Royal BC Museum and the Museum of Anthropology.  Beth completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Victoria, followed by a Master’s Degree in Art Conservation at Queen’s University. 


During her time at the Museum, Beth has been exploring our local history, curating several of our temporary exhibits, including our current exhibit North Vancouver Island at War!, producing Living History documentaries about North Campbell River and the Beaver Lodge Lands, and taking time to guide some of the Museum’s Historic Boat tours. 


For Ask a Curator Day you can contact the Museum at Campbell River through Twitter (@CRMuseum1), Facebook (@MuseumatCampbellRiver), through Instagram (@museumatcampbellriver) or by e-mailing Beth.Boyce@crmuseum.ca