Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and heritage information hub for British Columbia while providing a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers.

A Council elected from the membership governs the BCMA. Councilors set policy for the Association while services are delivered by a small professional staff and volunteer committees. The BCMA is a provincially incorporated society and a registered charitable organization.