Call for Applications BCMA Annual Conference Host Community Partners

Showcase your community’s arts, culture, and heritage to museum professionals from every corner of the province by hosting the BC Museums Association’s Annual Conference. Each October the BC Museums Association (BCMA) holds an internationally-recognized provincial conference in a British Columbia community, bringing together hundreds of museum, heritage, arts, and cultural experts for three days of […]

BCMA Giving Tuesday, 2019

The Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday has come to be known as Giving Tuesday. Every year, thousands of people take time out of their holiday planning and busy lives to donate to causes that are close to their hearts. This year, BCMA is highlighting the amazing work of BC museums and institutions who […]

Be featured on Giving Tuesday

This year, BCMA will be organizing a modest social media push asking the public to give to the local museums and cultural organizations on Giving Tuesday. The Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday has come to be known as Giving Tuesday and every year, thousands of people take time out of their holiday planning […]

BCMA’s Indigenous Engagement Coordinator

BCMA has some very exciting news: we’ve partnered with the Royal BC Museum and the First People’s Cultural Council to hire an Indigenous Engagement Coordinator! We would really like to get the word out about this position so if you could share across your networks that would be much appreciated. About The Position:  Do you […]

Museums associations write party leaders, insist on prioritizing the sector

OTTAWA, October 8, 2019 — National, provincial and territorial museums associations sent joint letters today to the leaders of political parties, highlighting the importance of museums and seeking the parties’ positions on critical questions for the sector. Party Leaders were asked to share their election commitments for the museum and heritage sector; their views on the […]

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

On September 30th, 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 […]

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 […]