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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New funding program: B.C. marks Canada 150 with cultural legacies

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Province is launching a funding program to celebrate B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada. The Government of British Columbia will invest $8 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the province. British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada will create […]

New Societies Act now in effect

The new Societies Act is here and the Law for Nonprofits has released a webinar on how to transition. For more information please visit: lawfornonprofits.ca/webinars

BC Museums Association Welcomes New Councilors and Executive Director

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) elected new Executive and Council members and introduced a new Executive Director during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in Whistler on October 14, 2016. See all details in the official press release: Press Release: BCMA New Council & ED 2016