BCMA Visits Pittsburgh – Takeaways from MCN 2017

The BCMA visited Pittsburgh, PA last week for Museum Computer Network‘s 2017 conference. BCMA Programs & Member Services Coordinator, Ben Fast, attended as an MCN Scholar* and presented a lightning talk about the BCMA Webinar program. Here are some takeaways from the Conference:   The MCN Conference was a great opportunity to meet with and learn from staff from […]

Webinar #8 – Digital Design on a Dime

The BCMA is proud to announce the eighth professional development webinar in our monthly webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province and across Canada on November 21 for “Digital Design on a Dime” presented by Ryan Meech. Webinar Description: Digital, interactive displays can bring to life some of the most important stories your institution needs to tell, […]

Voicing Contested Histories – Workshop tickets available now

Voicing Contested Histories: Creating opportunities to foster diversity, inclusion and reconciliation Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9am – 3:30pm Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd. Join us for a province-wide day of dialogue that will focus on issues and best practices for building relationships to support themes of reconciliation, diversity and inclusion within your museum or heritage institution. […]

Congratulations to 2017’s BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement Winners!

The 2017 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement were handed out on Thursday October 5 at the BCMA Conference Gala at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria.  A staple event of our annual conference, the presentation of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement saw museums and galleries from across the province recognized.  Awards committee co-chairs Jill Baird […]

Newly Elected BCMA Council for 2017-18

A new BCMA Council was elected at the AGM on Thursday. Congratulations to the newly-elected and re-elected councillors! A big thank you to outgoing councillors Peter Ord, Rebecca Clarke, Hanna Cho, and Danielle Lemon! The 2017-18 Council are: Tania Muir, President Jodi Simkin, Vice-President David Alexander, Past President Erika Stenson, Treasurer Nataley Nagy, Secretary Scott […]

The Future of Museums – BCMA Conference Keynote: Senator Patricia Bovey

Senator Patricia Bovey joined the BC Museums Association’s 60th Anniversary Conference in Victoria, October 4, 2017.  Senator Bovey presented a keynote presentation entitled “The Voice of Museums: Societal Expectations: The Future Role of Museums” to a packed crowd at the Inn at Laurel Point. The full address is below.  You can also download the presentation […]

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 […]

Webinar #7 – Funding for Heritage Organizations

The BCMA is proud to announce the seventh professional development webinar in our monthly webinbar series! Join colleagues from around the province and across Canada on October 17 for “Funding for Heritage Organizations” presented by Michael Smith and Colleen Craig from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Webinar Description: Program officers Colleen Craig and Michael Smith will […]

Webinar #6 – Marketing for Museums

The BCMA is proud to announce the sixth installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on September 19 for “Marketing for Museums” presented by Erika Stenson (Royal BC Museum). Webinar Description: Visitor-centric marketing initiatives are critical to capturing competitive advantage and sustaining success. This webinar explores the concepts and tools […]

BCMA Mentorship Program Launch

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 […]