BCMA Mentorship Program Launch – Applications Open Now

The BCMA is excited to launch the new BCMA Mentorship Program! The BCMA Mentorship Program pairs Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs – in the first 10 years of their career) with experienced museum professionals in mid- or senior-career positions for an eight-month mentorship. Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person […]

Webinar #5 – Cold Calling & Sweet Talking

The BCMA is proud to announce the fifth installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on August 29 for “Cold Calling & Sweet Talking: Building Grassroots Community Partnerships” presented by Amanda Sittrop (Burnaby Village Museum and Vancouver Maritime Museum). Webinar Description: For those stepping into a new museum community, […]

Conference 2017 Registration Now Open

The BCMA team is excited to announce the opening of registration for our 2017 Conference – Climate for Change: How museums are meeting the challenges of a changing world! Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best […]

Call for BCMA Conference Host Community

The BC Museums Association is seeking proposals for host communities to host the annual conference in 2018, 2019, or 2020. Each October the BC Museums Association holds a nationally-recognized provincial conference in a British Columbia community, creating an opportunity for members and future members to gather and discuss issues of relevance to the museum, gallery, […]

RE-ORG: Canada West – Storage Reorganization

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is pleased to announce RE-ORG: Canada (West), the fourth edition of CCI’s training program on storage reorganization. Over a period of 14 months, up to six museums (two participants per museum) from British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon will identify the key issues affecting the access and conservation of their collection, prepare […]

The BCMA and NGX Interactive Announces a New Award

The BC Museums Association and NGX Interactive are excited to announce the launch of the new Innovation Award! The inaugural Innovation Award is now open for nominations and will be awarded at our 2017 Conference, October 3-5 in Victoria. At the heart of our museum community are people who are actively pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and exemplifying innovative […]

BCMA at the BC Historical Federation Conference

The BCMA participated in the BC Historical Federation Conference, May 24-26 in Chilliwack.  We were thrilled to sponsor one of the evening sessions and network with our colleagues from across the province at this great event. On Friday, May 26, over 80 conference delegates joined us for an evening spent with artists David Campion and […]

Webinar #3 – We Speak Translate

The BCMA is proud to announce the third installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on June 19 (please note this is on a Monday, not our usual Tuesday) for “We Speak Translate,” a special training workshop presented by Kate Longpre of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Webinar Description: In […]

BC Museums Week News Release

You can also read this News Release as a PDF here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017: CELEBRATE OUR UNIQUE & DIVERSE HISTORIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE BC MUSEUMS WEEK MAY 14-21, 2017 VICTORIA, BC – The BC Museums Association (BCMA) is pleased to announce that May 14-21, 2017 is declared BC Museums Week. BC Museums Week […]

The BCMA Celebrates 60 Years | Join Now!

JOIN US!  We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary year with special incentives to join the BCMA in 2017. New Individual members who join BCMA between March 1 and December 31, 2017, receive a two-year membership for $60. New Student/Volunteer members who join BCMA between March 1 and December 31, 2017 receive a two-year membership for […]