The BCMA is proud to announce the fifth installment in our monthly professional development webinar series!

Join colleagues from around the province on August 29 for “Cold Calling & Sweet Talking: Building Grassroots Community Partnerships” presented by Amanda Sittrop (Burnaby Village Museum and Vancouver Maritime Museum).

Webinar Description:

For those stepping into a new museum community, creating connections and building relationships can be a daunting task. How do you create relevant, engaging exhibits and programs in a community you barely know? This webinar will discuss strategies in which museums can build, mold, and foster partnerships with their organizations. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? How do you maintain relationships once they’re built? Get ready to listen, think, and share in this interactive community engagement webinar!

In her almost 10 years of experience in the Arts & Culture field, Amanda has done curatorial and collections work at the Gallery of BC Ceramics, the Museum of Vancouver, and the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre. Since her days in Canmore, Amanda has coordinated family day events, kids programming, and speaker series at the White Rock Museum & Archives and public and special event programming at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Amanda continues her love of community engagement today with costumed interpretation at Burnaby Village Museum and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Webinar Details:

Time and Date: August 29, noon-1pm
Cost: Free for members, $10 for future members
Registration and more information:

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We hope you’ll join us for this webinar!  Feel free to invite your colleagues and share on social media.  If you have any questions about this or future webinars, please email