BCMA Awards Goes Virtual!

Since 1971, the BC Museums Association has recognized British Columbia’s museums, art galleries, Indigenous cultural centres, historic places and other cultural heritage organizations for their excellence in special projects, programs, exhibits, philanthropy, innovation and/or volunteerism. This year, the BCMA Awards will enter the digital space to allow all of BC and beyond to participate and engage with our nominees in brand new ways.

Join us this fall for a BCMA Awards Virtual Showcase, a variety show that will shine a light on the exciting innovations and initiatives of our sector. Lightning talks, networking, Q&A’s and the opportunity to cast your vote for a People’s Choice Award – Come get inspired! Additional details will be announced this summer.


Call For Nominations:

We are still accepting 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.

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

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: http://museumsassn.bc.ca/awards/outstanding-achievement/criteria-nomination/


The deadline for nominations has been extended to June 30, 2020. All award winners will be announced and celebrated at the 2020 BCMA Awards Virtual Showcase.  Additional details will be announced this summer.

If you have any questions, please contact BCMA Staff at admin@museumsassn.bc.ca.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!