Who awarded the royal title to the Royal British Columbia Museum? It was in 1987 that Prince Philip gave the Museum of British Columbia his qualification as Royal. This title was, shortly after, confirmed by Queen Elizabeth II herself.
What is argillite? Argillite is a black shale that was used by the Haida to design art objects. More than 150 argillite objects are on display at the Royal British Columbia Museum, following donations from Francis and Kay Reif.