Chris O'Connor

a/Director of Community Engagement and Regional Partnerships

Chris O’Connor came to the Learning Department at the Royal BC Museum in 2011 from Vancouver, where he worked at the Vancouver Art Gallery. There Chris was part of both the family programs and school programs development teams, while also teaching curriculum-based creative movement in schools throughout the Lower Mainland. He received his MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Simon Fraser University, focusing on the intersection of soundscape and urban planning.

At the Royal BC Museum, Chris has most recently helped run the Wonder Sunday program, Spring Break program, the Museum Amplification Project and Night at the Museum. His particular interest is in fostering an active environment for visitors to experience the museum exhibits and collections in innovative and engaging ways.


MFA interdisciplinary arts, Simon Fraser University

BA women's studies, Temple University

Areas of Interest

On-site gallery programming

Inquiry, project-based learning

Creative expression through interdisciplinary arts

Community dialogue and engagement

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Teacher Takeover

July 27, 2016 4:09 pm

On June 23, 2016, students from the University of Victoria’s department of Education partnered with our Learning Department at the Royal BC Museum […]

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