Introducing BCMA Webinars

Introducing a new series of professional development webinars presented by the BCMA in partnership with the Royal BC Museum and Archives!   On the third Tuesday of every month, join your museum colleagues from around the province for a lunch-hour webinar. These engaging professional development opportunities will cover a different topic each month, from education to […]

Webinar #2 – Activate Your Exhibition

The BCMA is proud to announce the second installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on May 16 for “Activate Your Exhibition,” presented by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Yukiko Stranger-Galey and Derek Tan. This webinar also falls on day 3 of BC Museums Week 2017.  We will be […]

New Societies Act now in effect

The new Societies Act is here and the Law for Nonprofits has released a webinar on how to transition. For more information please visit:

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 […]

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project: Database Goes Live!

For the past year, the Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island research project has supported and worked with the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) to produce an integrated and publicly accessible database of artifacts held by museums on Vancouver Island and the mainland. Launched on July 7, 2016, the database is now part of UVIC’s Library […]

KAMLOOPS Workshop: Creating Exhibitions That Really Work

Join us in Kamloops for CREATING EXHIBITIONS THAT REALLY WORK! WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2015 9am to 4pm WHERE: Kamloops Museum & Archives 207 Seymour Street Tim Willis, former Head of Exhibitions and Marketing at the Royal Alberta Museum, and former Director of Exhibitions and Visitor Experience at the Royal BC Museum, believes that museums […]

2015 Spring Event Calendar

The BCMA spring calendar of events is available on our website! For information on regional workshops please check out our Events and Programs page. PLEASE NOTE: The Master Class event on June 24 has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

BCMA Partners on Inventory of Chinese-Canadian Artifacts

The History Department and the Cultural Resource Management Program of the University of Victoria, along with the BC Museums Association, are pleased to announce a new endeavour: the Chinese Canadian Artifact Project (CCAP). CCAP aims to compile a publicly accessible database of Chinese Canadian artifacts held by local and regional museums on Vancouver Island and […]

Care and handling of museum and gallery collections: What you need to know

Did you know that stone items, like glass, are susceptible to damage such as cracking and breaking? That certain pigments in paintings are vulnerable to fading from light exposure? That textiles can be damaged by too little or too much moisture in the air? Click here and find out more on care and handling of […]

BC Remembers: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918)

2014-2018 is the centenary of the First World War making this Remembrance Day an especially revered time of reflection and commemoration. All across BC (and the world) special events will be taking place to share stories, pictures, videos and more to celebrate and remember those who fought in the First World War and those who experienced it first […]