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 […]

BCMA Visits the Lower Mainland Museum Educators Conference

The BC Museums Association was excited to participate in the Lower Mainland Museum Educators (LMME) Conference on January 29. The LMME Conference was a one-day event held at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, BC.  The conference featured an amazing variety of presenters throughout the day – 15 presentations in three concurrent sessions over five time […]

BC Museums respond to McDonald’s Canada ad campaign

McDonald’s Canada launched a radio advertising campaign on January 9, 2018 that appeared to negatively reference museums and the value they provide.  The 15-second ad, for McDonald’s Canada’s $5 McPick Meal Deal, compared the value of spending $5 at McDonald’s to spending $5 on a museum tour. “You could get a museum tour for $5,” the […]

2018 Webinar Series Launches January 16

The BCMA Webinar series is back for 2018!  We are excited to launch the new year by announcing its first two webinars. The first webinar of 2018 will help you Write Your Own Fundraising Plan!  Join Cassie Holcomb from The Robert Bateman Centre on January 16 as she touches on the critical components of a fundraising plan […]

Sponsor a Webinar in 2018

The BCMA is excited to call for webinar sponsors for the 2018 webinar season! The BCMA is offering a webinar sponsorship package to organizations and individuals interested in increasing their visibility among BCMA members and across Canada.  Our webinar series has grown exponentially in its first year, with webinars featuring over 65 participants and a very […]

BCMA Visits Pittsburgh – Takeaways from MCN 2017

The BCMA visited Pittsburgh, PA last week for Museum Computer Network‘s 2017 conference. BCMA Programs & Member Services Coordinator, Ben Fast, attended as an MCN Scholar* and presented a lightning talk about the BCMA Webinar program. Here are some takeaways from the Conference:   The MCN Conference was a great opportunity to meet with and learn from staff from […]

Congratulations to 2017’s BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement Winners!

The 2017 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement were handed out on Thursday October 5 at the BCMA Conference Gala at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria.  A staple event of our annual conference, the presentation of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement saw museums and galleries from across the province recognized.  Awards committee co-chairs Jill Baird […]

Newly Elected BCMA Council for 2017-18

A new BCMA Council was elected at the AGM on Thursday. Congratulations to the newly-elected and re-elected councillors! A big thank you to outgoing councillors Peter Ord, Rebecca Clarke, Hanna Cho, and Danielle Lemon! The 2017-18 Council are: Tania Muir, President Jodi Simkin, Vice-President David Alexander, Past President Erika Stenson, Treasurer Nataley Nagy, Secretary Scott […]