Bulkley Valley Museum

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Bulkley Valley Museum, Smithers Project: Bulkley Valley Museum Collections Rehousing Project Funding Received: $28,000 The Bulkley Valley Museum purchased new shelving to better care for, preserve, and present the Museum’s artefact and archival collection. The impact of the project on the organization has been immensely positive, allowing museum […]

Royal B.C. Museum

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria Project: First Nations Gallery Renewal Funding Received: $75,000 The First Nations Gallery Renewal provided updates to the First Peoples permanent exhibition gallery to showcase indigenous world views and knowledge and to bring contemporary First Nations voices and cultures to the museum.     Master Weaver […]

We’re hiring!!!

BC Museums Association is looking for a talented individual to join our team as Operations Manager. The ideal candidate brings excellent team work, organizational and digital literacy skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong awareness of best practices for operating a small non-profit organization. We’re looking for an all-star who can support our programs and […]

BCMA is on Wakelet!

Looking for a concise way of getting your BC museum news? BCMA has started their own profile on Wakelet! Wakelet is an easy way of curating news, web articles, and resources around a single subject. We’ve recently started our own profile to collect info, resources, news, and trends around BC museums.  So if you’re interested […]

Deciding BC’s Future: BC Arts Council Budget

Our municipal elections may be all done, but there are still more opportunities to take action and shape political priorities in BC. Please remember to send your MLA’s a reminder of their promise to double the government’s investment in the BC Arts Council over four years. This funding will be necessary for the BC Arts […]

Staff changes at BC Arts Council

Last week, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced several staff changes at the BC Arts Council, as reported by the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture. After working as the executive director of the BC Arts Council since 2009, Gillian Wood is stepping out of her role in the public service. Kim Reid […]

Chase and District Museum and Archives Society

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights    Chase and District Museum and Archives Society Together We Are Stronger: Relocation of CPR Engine Bell Funding Received: $15,000 The Chase Museum worked together with local First Nations to install a CPR engine bell on a cairn in front of the Museum – the artefact represents […]

BC municipal elections: Get ready to vote!

On October 20, BC residents will once again take to the polls to decide on our municipal government and our province’s future. While voters will have their own priorities and candidates in mind, we encourage our members to be aware of the arts-related issues important to them. Supporting the arts and museum sector may not […]

BC Farm Museum Association in Fort Langley

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights BC Farm Museum Association, Fort Langley Project: Ventilation System Replacement Funding Received: $8,000 The BC Farm Museum’s purchase and installation of a new ventilation system directly benefited the health and safety of the 40+ volunteers who spend time in the workshop restoring and repairing priceless artifacts from […]

Northern Trails Historical Society

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Northern Trails Historical Society Project: “Emergence” – Public Art Sculpture Funding Received: $20,000 A Caterpillar Trencher used in the building of the Alaska Highway has been transformed into a public art sculpture, titled “Emergence”. Emergence seeks to reflect the history of the Peace-Liard’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous people […]