Congratulations to 2017’s BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement Winners!

The 2017 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement were handed out on Thursday October 5 at the BCMA Conference Gala at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria.  A staple event of our annual conference, the presentation of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement saw museums and galleries from across the province recognized.  Awards committee co-chairs Jill Baird […]

The Future of Museums – BCMA Conference Keynote: Senator Patricia Bovey

Senator Patricia Bovey joined the BC Museums Association’s 60th Anniversary Conference in Victoria, October 4, 2017.  Senator Bovey presented a keynote presentation entitled “The Voice of Museums: Societal Expectations: The Future Role of Museums” to a packed crowd at the Inn at Laurel Point. The full address is below.  You can also download the presentation […]

Conference 2017 Registration Now Open

The BCMA team is excited to announce the opening of registration for our 2017 Conference – Climate for Change: How museums are meeting the challenges of a changing world! 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 […]

Call for BCMA Conference Host Community

The BC Museums Association is seeking proposals for host communities to host the annual conference in 2018, 2019, or 2020. Each October the BC Museums Association holds a nationally-recognized provincial conference in a British Columbia community, creating an opportunity for members and future members to gather and discuss issues of relevance to the museum, gallery, […]

Conference 2016 Survey

If you attended the BCMA’s 2016 annual conference in Whistler, please take a few minutes to share your feedback and help us plan for next year by completing this survey.

Elaine Heumann Gurian – Keynote Address and Worksheets

International museums expert Elaine Heumann Gurian delivered a compelling keynote address to close the BC Museums Association’s annual conference in Whistler on October 14, 2016. Elaine has kindly made the speech available to share with conference delegates, BCMA members and the community at large, along with a set of worksheets to help museums create more […]

BCMA Conference Single-Day Registration Now Open!

We are pleased to offer single-day registration for Conference 2016 in Whistler! Thursday  Friday Member  $ 265 $ 215 Non-Member $ 290 $ 240 Student $ 205 $ 155   Gala Dinner tickets will be available for Thursday delegates for an additional fee. For more information on Conference registration click here.   REGISTER NOW FOR CONFERENCE 2016 […]

2016 Awards for Outstanding Achievement Nominees Announced!

Congratulations to all our award nominees! Two Awards of Merit and a Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the “Peaks of Success” Awards Dinner in Whistler, October 13, 2016. And the nominees are: Award of Merit: · Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project – 16 museums across BC who came together to make their Chinese Canadian […]

Delegate Deals from Tourism Whistler!

In lieu of Delegate Bags, this year Tourism Whistler is offering Delegate Deals online! Visit the page link below to find exclusive conference discounts on transportation to Whistler, maps of the area, and special delegate offers to redeem in Whistler Village. www.whistler.com/delegates/bcma/  

2016 Awards for Outstanding Achievement Artist Announced

We are pleased to announce the local artist creating the awards for the BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Squamish Nation artist, Jim Yelton. In a step to support the annual conference host communities, the awards presented to winners are designed by local artists from current conference locations. Click here to find out more about Jim […]