BCMA’s New Operations Manager

  The BCMA is delighted to welcome our newest team member, Alisha Brown, as our operations manager! Alisha comes to us with more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, and has deep personal connections with BC museums. Alisha’s grandfather, Marl Brown, is the curator of the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, and recipient […]

Canadian Museums Association Board of Directors appoints Dr. Vanda Vitali as new Executive Director

Karen Bachmann, President of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA), announced today that Dr. Vanda Vitali — physicist, art historian, museum director, master planner, and a Canadian — will become the CMA’s next Executive Director beginning March 1st, 2019. Dr. Vitali, fluent in both official Canadian languages, has directed or been involved at a senior level with museums of […]

Barrie Hardcastle and Joe Nagel bursaries – NOW OPEN!

  The BCMA is now accepting applications to the Barrie Hardcastle Bursary and the Joe Nagel Technology Bursary!   The Barrie Hardcastle Bursary The Hardcastle Bursary is awarded annually to enable staff and volunteers of our member institutions, or individual members currently employed at a museum, gallery or historic site, to participate in financial administration and […]

B.C. celebrates Family on February 18, 2019!

Family Day was introduced in B.C. in 2013 to recognize the great contributions that families make to our lives, our communities and our province. Supporting families is essential to building strong, happy and healthy communities. B.C. Family Day is a day to get together with loved ones. In celebration of this important day, special events […]

Response Ready? Developing an Emergency Response Team for Heritage Institutions

BCMA is seeking 10 cultural heritage workers to participate in a virtual workshop pilot project presented in partnership with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). Full information about this opportunity is below. Let us know if you are interested! The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) presents, in partnership with the B.C. Museums Association (BCMA), a virtual workshop […]

New BCMA Council Member: Welcome Jordan Coble!

The BC Museums Association is excited and proud to announce that Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation, Cultural and Operations Administrator of the Sncəwips Heritage Museum, has joined the BC Museums Association Council. Jordan was born and raised in the heart of the Okanagan and is dedicated to working for his Nation, community and […]

Future Chinese Canadian museum – government seeking public input

  The Province of BC and the City of Vancouver have committed to establishing a brand-new Chinese Canadian Museum, but the government wants you to weigh in on it before going ahead with the project. The province and the City of Vancouver are currently seeking to have Vancouver’s Chinatown established as a United Nations Education, […]

We’ve got a new podcast episode!

Episode 6 – Dr. Yosef Wosk, OBC, on Universal Technologies and Innovations In this episode, the BCMA revisits one of the highlights of our year; Erica Mattson, our executive director, introduces a keynote speaker from our 2018 conference, Dr. Yosef Wosk. Dr. Wosk was the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies and still serves […]

We’re hiring!!!

BC Museums Association is looking for a talented individual to join our team as Operations Manager. The ideal candidate brings excellent team work, organizational and digital literacy skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong awareness of best practices for operating a small non-profit organization. We’re looking for an all-star who can support our programs and […]

BCMA is on Wakelet!

Looking for a concise way of getting your BC museum news? BCMA has started their own profile on Wakelet! Wakelet is an easy way of curating news, web articles, and resources around a single subject. We’ve recently started our own profile to collect info, resources, news, and trends around BC museums.  So if you’re interested […]