BCMA Conference 2018 – Registration Open Now!

BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery and history professionals, BCMA Conference 2018 takes place in Kelowna! Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best practices and innovations and explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]