Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please take note that the Annual General Meeting of the BC Museums Association (BCMA) will take place at the Whistler Hilton Resort, Whistler, in the Mt. Currie Ballroom at 7:30 am, on Friday, October 14, 2016.   Please note the Call for Nominations to Council deadline was September 14th.  Visit the AGM page to learn more. […]

Travel Bursary Application Deadline: Midnight TONIGHT!

Attending the BCMA Conference in Whistler? A limited number of bursaries of up to $250.00 are available to delegates-in-need; students interested in the museum sector and emerging professionals who have worked in the museum sector for less than two years. Applicant must be a BCMA member OR be employed or volunteer for a BCMA member institution. […]

Hardcastle Bursary: Application Deadline September 15th

The BCMA is pleased to offer two bursaries that may be awarded annually: The Hardcastle Bursary supports financial administration and management training for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions. Up to $1000 will be made available to enable staff and volunteers of current Institutional Members, or Individual Members currently employed at a […]

Register for Conference 2016: Last Day for Early Bird Rates!

Early bird rates are still available until June 29, 2016. Regular registration rates will be in effect June 30-September 14, 2016. Join us in Whistler this fall for Conference 2016 Begin. Build. Re-invent: all in a day’s work! This year’s conference will see delegates enjoying the cultural side of Whistler, including the Whistler Museum & Archives, the new Audain Art […]

Trade Show Exhibitor Registration Open!

Trade Show exhibitor registration is now open for Conference 2016 in Whistler! Visit the Trade Show 2016 page for more information and to register–early bird rates are available until August 19, 2016. Spaces reserved and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Limited spaces available and may be assigned based on technical needs. Join […]

Gurian Keynote at Conference 2016

BC Museums Association is excited to announce that international museum consultant and advisor, Elaine Heumann Gurian, will be the closing keynote at this year’s conference in Whistler October 12-14. Ms. Gurian is a consultant/advisor to museums, writer, and lecturer to many museum studies programs worldwide. She is one of 100 Centennial Honor Roll members of the […]

Call for Artists!

Each year at the annual BCMA Conference an original work is commissioned for presentation to the best in our Province; recognizing outstanding achievement in the museum, gallery, archive, and related heritage communities in BC. The BCMA features the work of a visual artist who lives in the location of the annual conference. Artists living in […]

September 11: Registration Deadline for Best Rates

September 11 is fast approaching! If you plan to join us at Conference 2015: Ebb & Flow: navigating societal trends and expectations in New Westminster, register by September 11 for best rates. For conference information, click here. To register now, click here.

Kathleen Bartels of VAG to Open Conference

Kathleen Bartels is the Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery where she has led the Gallery through a period of unprecedented growth and, in 2015, marked 14 years of leadership as the Director of this 84-year-old organization. Bartels’ direction has resulted in a significant transformation in the program, melding a dynamic mix of contemporary and […]

Dr. John Nightingale to Deliver Keynote at Conference 2015

Join us in New Westminster from October 25 – 27 for Conference 2015- Ebb & Flow: navigating societal trends and expectations. Speakers and topics reflect the cultural diversity of our province and include keynote speaker Dr. John Nightingale, President & CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium. Meetings and gatherings take place at the beautiful new Anvil Centre […]