BCMA and BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (HERN) Memorandum of Understanding

On September 30tj, during the BCMA’s 2019 annual conference, BCMA and BC HERN signed a Memorandum of Understanding to unite the two organizations under a series of shared goals. The BC HERN Steering Group (comprised of representatives from MOA, RBCM, Burnaby Village Museum and the BC Museums Association) is now looking to broaden the consortium to […]

City of Surrey welcomes BCMA 2020

    BCMA is excited to announce that our annual Conference in 2020 will be held in the City of Surrey! Please join us next year from October 4-6 for the largest annual gathering of BC museum professionals. We’ll have more information on our website soon. Thank you to the City of Surrey and the […]

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the BC Museums Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

The 2019 BC Museums Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement were handed out on Wednesday, October 2 at the BCMA Conference Gala at Courtyard by Marriott in Prince George.  A staple event of our annual conference, the presentation of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement saw museums and galleries from across the province recognized in front of […]

Conference 2019 Program

The BC Museums Association conference 2019, Spoken Words, Shared Stories, is just around the corner! We are so excited to present to you the Conference program including our President’s welcome address, information on the host venues, our full schedule of events, as well as descriptions on sessions and keynotes. Please enjoy reading the full program […]

BCMA has a new Executive Director

Special announcement from Tania Muir, President, BC Museums Association   BCMA is pleased to announce that Ryan Hunt will be serving as BCMA’s new Executive Director starting September 27, 2019. Ryan has dedicated his career to connecting communities with meaningful arts, heritage, and educational experiences. Whether designing marketing campaigns for community events, sharing his experience […]

New Funding from the Federal Government

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, recently announced investments totalling $738,108 for museums, heritage institutions, cultural centres and First Nations throughout British Columbia that are working to preserve, protect, promote and celebrate tangible and intangible Indigenous heritage. Funding has been provided through four components of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP): Aboriginal […]

Join us for BCMA’s 2019 AGM

  BCMA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, in the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel starting at 8am. Members please join us and hear all about what your association has done for you in the past year, get to know your council members and get connected to the museum and gallery […]

New BCMA Podcast – Conversation with Jordan Coble and Tania Muir on the 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages

In this episode, Adrian Paradis (BCMA’s Communications Coordinator) has a conversation with Jordan Coble (of BCMA’s Indigenous Advisory Committee) and Tania Muir (BCMA’s Council President) about the 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages. From June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation hosted the international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in Victoria, […]

August blog post

We are (almost) officially a month away from Conference and it’s already nearly the end of summer. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing my introductory blog post! This summer has certainly been a busy one for the BCMA. As for me, my time up until now has been mostly spent working on […]

HELISET TŦE SḰÁL – “Let The Languages Live” 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages

BCMA’s Conversation with Jordan Coble and Tania Muir   From June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation hosted the international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Hundreds of speakers gathered from over 20 countries […]