British Columbia’s museums, art galleries, Indigenous cultural centres, historic places and other cultural heritage organizations offer diverse services and visitor experiences that are relevant and meaningful to multiple audiences. These organizations and the individuals behind them deserve recognition for their excellence in special projects, programs, exhibits, philanthropy, innovation and/or volunteerism. The BC Museums Association invites nominations for the 2020 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement to highlight contributions to the museum, art gallery and cultural heritage sector. We invite all BCMA members to look at your circle of co-workers, partners and stakeholders to identify and nominate those who deserve to be recognized and honoured with an Award.


The BCMA Awards annually recognize projects of excellence from museums, art galleries and cultural centres across BC. The projects, organizations, and individuals who are nominated represent a vast array of institutions – from large, provincial institutions to small, all-volunteer run community organizations and everything in between. BCMA welcomes and encourages nominations that champion the diverse array of staff and volunteers who work hard every day to deliver inspiring visitor experiences. Each year the BCMA recognizes the outstanding work done by you, your colleagues and partner organizations.


Please consider nominating an organization, even your organization, for the following awards:

  • Award of Merit – Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Award of Merit – Excellence in Exhibitions
  • Award of Merit – Excellence in Collections
  • Innovations in Sustainability Award (Sponsored by NGX Interactive)


Please consider nominating an individual for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Museum Service and Stewardship Award


It is not necessary for nominees to be members of the BC Museums Association.


For more information (including the link to the online nomination form), please visit:


The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2020. All award winners will be announced and celebrated at the 2020 Annual Awards Gala event which will take place at BCMA’s conference in Surrey, BC which will take place on October 6, 2020


We look forward to receiving your nominations!