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Meet Textile Conservator Colleen Wilson

Textile Conservator Colleen Wilson talks about her time-intensive conservation of a stunning gold rush-era dress. Parts of this video were shot during the preparations for the Royal BC Museum's 2015 feature exhibition Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC. To see a photo of the full dress, click here.Credit: Silk Taffeta Dress, RBCM 975.110.7A-B, 1857-1860

Shirley Chan

This video extract is from the Royal BC Museum’s feature exhibition Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC. It explores Shirley Chan’s personal connection to the gold rush in British Columbia.Credit: RBCM