Spring 2017 Regional Workshops Unveiled

Our spring regional workshops will focus on emergency preparedness for fires, floods and earthquakes. Learn from the experts and begin, or refine, an emergency plan for your museum, gallery, archive, cultural centre or heritage site. Workshops will take place in Nanaimo, Penticton, and Prince George.  For more information and to register, visit our Professional Development Events and Programs […]

Conference 2017: Call for Proposals Now Open

The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at Conference 2017 on the theme of “Climate for Change.” Sessions will explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous communities, social justice, and climate change within museum, art gallery and cultural centre practices. BCMA encourages proposals that explore best practices and/or innovations, making connections […]

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 […]

Cultural organizations receive funding through B.C. | Canada 150 grants

Joint BCMA and Government of British Columbia News Release, April 2, 2017: SURREY – More than 220 projects in 150 communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a total of $7.6 million in B.C. | Canada 150 grants, Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale announced today at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society on behalf of Minister of […]

2017 Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions

The BCMA is proud to spread the word about the upcoming 2017 Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions conducted by The Department of Canadian Heritage. The survey will be received via email and completed on-line. Make your experience count! By reporting on the activities of your institution or site for the 2015 calendar or […]

BC GLAM Sector Sign First-of-its-kind Partnership MOU

The BC Museums Association is proud and excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).  The announcement was made alongside the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  This new partnership is a first among Canadian […]

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 […]

Update: BC | Canada 150 funding program

There was a tremendous response from the provincial museum and heritage sector for this new grant opportunity. On January 16, 2017 the Province of British Columbia announced British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada, a new funding program designed to invest $7.6 million in legacy, culture and heritage projects in […]

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 […]