The BC Museums Association is proud and excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).  The announcement was made alongside the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  This new partnership is a first among Canadian provinces and was announced this morning at the City Centre Library in Surrey, BC.

The MOU between the three organizations formalizes cooperation amongst the province’s GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), outlining the organizations’ commitment to share expertise, embark on collaborative research projects, explore public outreach opportunities and identify joint funding ventures to strengthen the sector.

The BCMA is excited to bring this partnership to our members as it will increase professional development opportunities, resource sharing, and knowledge transfer.  We look forward to working with our two GLAM sector partner organizations, the BC Government, and all three organizations’ members to strengthen and build the GLAM sector in the future.

Read the full announcement, including quotes from Minister Fassbender, the BCMA, BCLA, and AABC and contact information for each organization, here.

Read the full MOU here.