The BCMA Celebrates 60 Years | Join Now!

JOIN US!  We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary year with special incentives to join the BCMA in 2017. New Individual members who join BCMA between March 1 and December 31, 2017, receive a two-year membership for $60. New Student/Volunteer members who join BCMA between March 1 and December 31, 2017 receive a two-year membership for […]

BCMA Mentorship Program Launch

The BCMA is excited to launch the new BCMA Mentorship Program! The BCMA Mentorship Program pairs Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs – in the first 10 years of their career) with experienced museum professionals in mid- or senior-career positions for an eight-month mentorship. Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person […]

The BCMA and NGX Interactive Announces a New Award

The BC Museums Association and NGX Interactive are excited to announce the launch of the new Innovation Award! The inaugural Innovation Award is now open for nominations and will be awarded at our 2017 Conference, October 3-5 in Victoria. At the heart of our museum community are people who are actively pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and exemplifying innovative […]

BCMA at the BC Historical Federation Conference

The BCMA participated in the BC Historical Federation Conference, May 24-26 in Chilliwack.  We were thrilled to sponsor one of the evening sessions and network with our colleagues from across the province at this great event. On Friday, May 26, over 80 conference delegates joined us for an evening spent with artists David Campion and […]

Webinar #3 – We Speak Translate

The BCMA is proud to announce the third installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on June 19 (please note this is on a Monday, not our usual Tuesday) for “We Speak Translate,” a special training workshop presented by Kate Longpre of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Webinar Description: In […]

BC Museums Week News Release

You can also read this News Release as a PDF here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017: CELEBRATE OUR UNIQUE & DIVERSE HISTORIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE BC MUSEUMS WEEK MAY 14-21, 2017 VICTORIA, BC – The BC Museums Association (BCMA) is pleased to announce that May 14-21, 2017 is declared BC Museums Week. BC Museums Week […]

BC Museums Week – May 14-21, 2017

BC Museums Week The BC Museums Association is excited to announce the launch of BC Museums Week 2017! Join the BCMA and museums from around BC as we celebrate and highlight the work of our members, discuss important themes for the sector, and work together to build a stronger future. The Province of British Columbia […]

BC GLAM Sector Sign First-of-its-kind Partnership MOU

The BC Museums Association is proud and excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).  The announcement was made alongside the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  This new partnership is a first among Canadian […]

Introducing BCMA Webinars

Introducing a new series of professional development webinars presented by the BCMA in partnership with the Royal BC Museum and Archives!   On the third Tuesday of every month, join your museum colleagues from around the province for a lunch-hour webinar. These engaging professional development opportunities will cover a different topic each month, from education to […]

Webinar #2 – Activate Your Exhibition

The BCMA is proud to announce the second installment in our monthly professional development webinar series! Join colleagues from around the province on May 16 for “Activate Your Exhibition,” presented by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Yukiko Stranger-Galey and Derek Tan. This webinar also falls on day 3 of BC Museums Week 2017.  We will be […]