BC Museums Win Big at the annual CMA Awards

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) conference wrapped up last week in Vancouver.  A long-standing tradition at the CMA conference is the annual CMA Awards Ceremony, this year held on the Thursday night at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. BCMA members, including museums and museum professionals alike, were well represented in the the 22 recipient class, […]

Request for Proposals: Roundup Editor and Designer

The BC Museums Association is seeking BC-based contractors to fill two positions for BC Museums Association Roundup. The BCMA is seeking two people to fill the roles of Editor and Designer, respectively. Roundup‘s Editor works with an existing province-wide editorial committee to identify themes for each issue, playing a key role in producing and writing for Roundup.  […]

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 […]

BC GLAM Sector Symposium: May 8

BC’s GLAM sector partners – BC Museums Association, BC Library Association and Archives Association of BC – proudly present a symposium that will showcase the power of collaboration in the gallery, library, archives and museum (GLAM) sector and set the agenda for future innovation and partnership. Join us for a day of learning and discovery […]

BCMA Conference 2018: Call for Papers open now!

The BC Museums Association Conference 2018 call for papers is now open! The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at our 2018 conference on the theme of Innovation and Technology: Keeping Pace with Acceleration.  Sessions will explore a range of topics, such as relationships with Indigenous and diverse communities, social justice through […]

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, […]

BCMA Webinar 12 – Overcoming Challenges of Recruitment & Retention in Youth Programming

The BCMA is excited to welcome Aisha Hamis from Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George as presenter of the BCMA’s 12th webinar!  We are celebrating out webinarversary with a presentation about Overcoming Challenges of Recruitment & Retention in Youth Programming. Having trouble with youth engagement?  Using Two Rivers Gallery’s MakerLab Youth Immersion program as a case […]

Community Gaming Grants Webinar

The deadline for the Province of BC’s Community Gaming Grants program is quickly approaching – applications are due April 30, 2018 for the arts and culture category.  The BCMA was pleased to welcome Mike Sherman, Community Outreach Manager for the Community Gaming Grants program, for a webinar and Q&A presentation that provided an overview of eligibility criteria […]

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 […]