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 […]

The Future of Museums – BCMA Conference Keynote: Senator Patricia Bovey

Senator Patricia Bovey joined the BC Museums Association’s 60th Anniversary Conference in Victoria, October 4, 2017.  Senator Bovey presented a keynote presentation entitled “The Voice of Museums: Societal Expectations: The Future Role of Museums” to a packed crowd at the Inn at Laurel Point. The full address is below.  You can also download the presentation […]

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 […]