If you are in Victoria, this is a reminder that the RBCM open house is today and tomorrow, at which they will explain about their “zoning application”, which I hope means they will also be ready to explain what they plan on doing with the rezoned land (I commented on this previously). I see in today’s Times-Colonist they lost $491,000 last year, and are projecting no travelling shows until 2012, except the Terracotta Army. That and the British Museum exhibit each cost about 3 million dollars to mount, as an off-the-shelf travelling exhibit here for a few months. How much permanent exhibit could one buy for $3,00,000, which would pay for itself every day of the year? I know they have been forced into a particular niche by funding constraints and all – but it seems to me they are in a financial and existential crisis. Therefore I hope they are sincere about gathering meaningful public input because I suspect regular readers of this blog have a lot to say about it.
What to Expect: Open House hours between Noon – 3:00 pm. Zoning project team members will be on-site to answer any questions, and/or have a conversation with you about zoning the Royal BC Museum site.