Call for Expressions of Interest – Small Museums Toolbox

The BC Museums Association is developing a “ toolbox” of resources designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and volunteers in small museums across British Columbia.  Our goal is to create new resources that are user-friendly, visually-appealing, practical in nature, easy-to-implement and geared toward generalists working in small museums. We are looking for knowledgeable […]

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 […]

BCMA Conference 2018: Call for Papers Extended!

The BC Museums Association Conference 2018 call for papers is now open! UPDATE: the 2018 call for papers has been extended to midnight, MAY 21! The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at our 2018 conference on the theme of Innovation and Technology: Keeping Pace with Acceleration.  Sessions will explore a range […]

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 Webinar 12 – Overcoming Challenges of Recruitment & Retention in Youth Programming

The BCMA is excited to welcome Aisha Hamis from Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George as presenter of the BCMA’s 12th webinar!  We are celebrating out webinarversary with a presentation about Overcoming Challenges of Recruitment & Retention in Youth Programming. Having trouble with youth engagement?  Using Two Rivers Gallery’s MakerLab Youth Immersion program as a case […]

Community Gaming Grants Webinar

The deadline for the Province of BC’s Community Gaming Grants program is quickly approaching – applications are due April 30, 2018 for the arts and culture category.  The BCMA was pleased to welcome Mike Sherman, Community Outreach Manager for the Community Gaming Grants program, for a webinar and Q&A presentation that provided an overview of eligibility criteria […]

RE-ORG Canada comes to Parksville

BCMA was pleased to partner with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) to hold “RE-ORG West: Adventures in Storage Reorganization” at the Parksville Museum last week where delegates from across Canada and abroad came together to exchange best practices in this area. This workshop was one part of the year-long training program for museum professionals who will […]

Uniting to safeguard Parksville and Qualicum Beach’s heritage

See below for images from the RE-ORG Workshop! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Uniting to safeguard Parksville and Qualicum Beach’s heritage 8 March 2018 PARKSVILLE. Four cultural institutions from across the Western region were selected by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) to be part of “RE-ORG: Canada” a training program for museum professionals who, over one year, are […]

BCMA Welcomes NetX as Webinar Sponsor

The BCMA is excited to welcome NetX as a webinar sponsor in March! The BCMA launched a webinar sponsorship package in 2018 for organizations and individuals interested in increasing their visibility among BCMA members and across Canada.  Our webinar series grew exponentially in its first year, with webinars seeing over 65 participants and a very high value rating.  Attendance has […]

BCMA Visits the Lower Mainland Museum Educators Conference

The BC Museums Association was excited to participate in the Lower Mainland Museum Educators (LMME) Conference on January 29. The LMME Conference was a one-day event held at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, BC.  The conference featured an amazing variety of presenters throughout the day – 15 presentations in three concurrent sessions over five time […]