Emma Wright

Archives Manager

As manager of the Archives team, I oversee reference services, the BC Archives collections and research, as well holding responsibility for Freedom of Information, privacy and information management for the museum. Originally trained in the UK, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in archives and information management in Australia and Canada also. My career began in 2002 at the Gloucestershire Records Office, assisting genealogists with their family history research. I enjoyed it so much I went on to work at the BBC archives in London, followed by the archives of Transport for London and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In Canada, I gained experience with provincial records at the BC Teachers’ Federation and the First Nations Health Authority. To be working at the Royal BC Museum and Archives is a dream job, and I am excited every day to have the opportunity to learn from my colleagues and the innumerable visitors who walk through our doors. We hope to ensure everyone in the province has access to the records which tell their story, connect us to our past and all those who trod before us.


Master's in archive administration, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

BA, English Literature, University of Warwick

Areas of Interest


BC and indigenous history

Digital archives

Information and records management

Freedom of information


Business records

Literary and art history

Contact Emma Wright

Email: ewright@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca