Call for Expressions of Interest – Small Museums Toolbox

The BC Museums Association is developing a “ toolbox” of resources designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and volunteers in small museums across British Columbia.  Our goal is to create new resources that are user-friendly, visually-appealing, practical in nature, easy-to-implement and geared toward generalists working in small museums. We are looking for knowledgeable […]

BCMA Conference 2018 Sponsorships Available Now

Are you interested in increasing your visibility and deepening relationships with the BC museum and cultural heritage community?  Then check out the BCMA’s sponsorship opportunities, including for Conference 2018 in Kelowna this October! A variety of sponsorship options are available at the annual BCMA conference, including workshop, gala dinner, reception, keynote, and coffee break sponsorships.  You […]

Nominate someone for a BCMA Award today!

The BCMA encourages members and people from the community to nominate someone for a BCMA Award for Outstanding Achievement today! The BCMA recognizes a number of individuals and organizations each year for their service and excellence within the sector.  There are six awards available for nomination: the Distinguished Service Award, the Museum Stewardship & Service Award, […]

Have your say! Canadian Collections Care Survey

The Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) invite you to contribute to a nation-wide survey on heritage collection health in Canada. The objective of this survey is to collect data that can be used for advocacy campaigns, fundraising, programming or planning by a variety […]

2017 Report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions

Public release of the 2017 Report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions The Department of Canadian Heritage has released the 2017 report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions (GCSHI), which collected financial and operating information for the 2015 data year as well as building and capital infrastructure information for […]

BCMA Launches New Podcast

The BCMA is excited to launch the first episode of the new BCMA Podcast! Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums. Our first episode features […]

RE-ORG Canada comes to Parksville

BCMA was pleased to partner with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) to hold “RE-ORG West: Adventures in Storage Reorganization” at the Parksville Museum last week where delegates from across Canada and abroad came together to exchange best practices in this area. This workshop was one part of the year-long training program for museum professionals who will […]

Arts and culture funding increases in BC Budget 2018

The BC Museums Association applauds the BC Government for new funding announced today for the arts, cultural heritage and creative industries sectors: $15 million increase over three years to the BC Arts Council $50 million in funding to First Peoples’ Cultural Council to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages $3 million increase to Creative BC […]

BCMA Welcomes NetX as Webinar Sponsor

The BCMA is excited to welcome NetX as a webinar sponsor in March! The BCMA launched a webinar sponsorship package in 2018 for organizations and individuals interested in increasing their visibility among BCMA members and across Canada.  Our webinar series grew exponentially in its first year, with webinars seeing over 65 participants and a very high value rating.  Attendance has […]

BCMA meeting with Community Gaming Grants staff

The BCMA had a productive meeting with Community Gaming Grants program staff earlier this month. BCMA shared information about our sector, and Gaming Grants staff had suggestions about how museums can be more successful when applying for grants. We are working with Gaming Grants staff to organize a webinar for BCMA members, but in the […]