Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation Symposium: March 29-31, 2017

The BC Museums Association is honoured to support the Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation Symposium, March 29-31, 2017 in Kelowna, BC.  This important symposium is organized by the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. On March 29–31, 2017, Indigenous organizations, cultural practitioners, scholars, museum and archive professionals will convene in Kelowna […]

Advocacy Survey: What are your priorities?

Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey to share your feedback on advocacy priorities and help us collect data on the positive impact museums, galleries and related organizations make in our communities. We have heard from many of our members and stakeholders that advocating to government and other key stakeholders on […]

New funding program: B.C. marks Canada 150 with cultural legacies

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Province is launching a funding program to celebrate B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada. The Government of British Columbia will invest $8 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the province. British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada will create […]

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: lawfornonprofits.ca/webinars

BC Museums Association Welcomes New Councilors and Executive Director

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) elected new Executive and Council members and introduced a new Executive Director during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in Whistler on October 14, 2016. See all details in the official press release: Press Release: BCMA New Council & ED 2016    

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

At a fun-filled gala and an emotional awards presentation, the BCMA recognized two culturally significant projects, an Abbotsford museum, and the curator of a Prince George art gallery for Outstanding Achievement. The awards were presented October 13, 2016, during the BCMA’s annual conference in Whistler. The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and individuals who have exemplified […]

Barrie Hardcastle Bursary Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Barrie Hardcastle Bursary, formally announced at the BCMA’s Annual General Meeting, October 14, 2016 in Whistler. Lorraine Bell of the Qualicum Beach Museum will use her bursary for participation in Raising Money for your Cultural Organization with UVic’s Cultural Resource Management Program. Eleonora Sermoneta, a volunteer with the Burnaby […]

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 […]

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 […]