BCMA Conference 2018 – Early-Bird Registration Open Now!

BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery and history professionals, BCMA Conference 2018 takes place in Kelowna! Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best practices and innovations and explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous […]

BCMA Conference 2018 Sponsorships Available Now

Are you interested in increasing your visibility and deepening relationships with the BC museum and cultural heritage community?  Then check out the BCMA’s sponsorship opportunities, including for Conference 2018 in Kelowna this October! A variety of sponsorship options are available at the annual BCMA conference, including workshop, gala dinner, reception, keynote, and coffee break sponsorships.  You […]

BC Museums Week – May 13-20

Join the BCMA and museums from around BC as we celebrate and highlight the work of our members, discuss important themes for the sector, and work together to build a stronger future. BC Museums Week will take place May 13-20, 2018. BC Museums Week is the annual celebration of museums, art galleries, historic sites, cultural centres, […]

BCMA Launches New Podcast

The BCMA is excited to launch the first episode of the new BCMA Podcast! Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums. Our first episode features […]

BCMA meeting with Community Gaming Grants staff

The BCMA had a productive meeting with Community Gaming Grants program staff earlier this month. BCMA shared information about our sector, and Gaming Grants staff had suggestions about how museums can be more successful when applying for grants. We are working with Gaming Grants staff to organize a webinar for BCMA members, but in the […]

BC Museums respond to McDonald’s Canada ad campaign

McDonald’s Canada launched a radio advertising campaign on January 9, 2018 that appeared to negatively reference museums and the value they provide.  The 15-second ad, for McDonald’s Canada’s $5 McPick Meal Deal, compared the value of spending $5 at McDonald’s to spending $5 on a museum tour. “You could get a museum tour for $5,” the […]

BC Museums Week News Release

You can also read this News Release as a PDF here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017: CELEBRATE OUR UNIQUE & DIVERSE HISTORIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE BC MUSEUMS WEEK MAY 14-21, 2017 VICTORIA, BC – The BC Museums Association (BCMA) is pleased to announce that May 14-21, 2017 is declared BC Museums Week. BC Museums Week […]

BC Museums Week – May 14-21, 2017

BC Museums Week The BC Museums Association is excited to announce the launch of BC Museums Week 2017! Join the BCMA and museums from around BC as we celebrate and highlight the work of our members, discuss important themes for the sector, and work together to build a stronger future. The Province of British Columbia […]

OWL Card provides new benefit for Individual and Institutional members

The BCMA has launched an exciting new benefit program – the Owl Card!  Individual and Institutional members who attended the 2015 Conference in New Westminster received their new Owl cards in their delegate bags, and the remainder of our Individual and Institutional members will receive their cards in the mail in the coming weeks. Each […]

RBCM’s CEO presented with 2012 Museums in Motion Award

President Leah Best & Vice-President Peter Ord met with Royal BC Museum’s CEO, Jack Lohman on November 28 in Victoria & presented him with a 2012 Award of Merit for the “Aliens Among Us” exhibit. The award was announced at Conference 2012.