Elaine Heumann Gurian – Keynote Address and Worksheets

International museums expert Elaine Heumann Gurian delivered a compelling keynote address to close the BC Museums Association’s annual conference in Whistler on October 14, 2016. Elaine has kindly made the speech available to share with conference delegates, BCMA members and the community at large, along with a set of worksheets to help museums create more […]

2016 Awards for Outstanding Achievement Nominees Announced!

Congratulations to all our award nominees! Two Awards of Merit and a Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the “Peaks of Success” Awards Dinner in Whistler, October 13, 2016. And the nominees are: Award of Merit: · Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project – 16 museums across BC who came together to make their Chinese Canadian […]

2016 Awards for Outstanding Achievement Artist Announced

We are pleased to announce the local artist creating the awards for the BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Squamish Nation artist, Jim Yelton. In a step to support the annual conference host communities, the awards presented to winners are designed by local artists from current conference locations. Click here to find out more about Jim […]

Welcome Erica Mattson, New BCMA Executive Director!

The Council of the BC Museums Association is delighted to announce Erica Mattson as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. Council members were unanimous in their selection of Erica, citing the skills, energy, and enthusiasm that she will bring to the association.  Erica has a wealth of experience from the cultural sector and has […]

Foothills Systems/Gaylord Archival to Sponsor Owl’s Bookstore at Conference

We are excited to announce Foothills Systems & Gaylord Archival as our sponsor for Owl’s Bookstore! A Calgary based museum and archival storage design company since 1973, you will also find them at the Conference Trade Show. Owl’s Bookstore will be open throughout the conference. If your institution has extra books gathering dust in storage, […]

Nominations for “Change Makers”: Extended Deadline September 23

The BC Museums Association is accepting nominations for individuals making a substantial contribution to BC’s cultural sector for its upcoming issue of Roundup Magazine. Selected winners will be featured in Roundup’s winter 2016 issue, Change Makers. Nominations must include the attached nomination form and be submitted via email by September 23, 2016.  For more information […]

Conference Registration

Late Registration rates are now in effect. If you haven’t yet registered for Conference 2016 in Whistler, don’t delay! For registration information visit our Conference Registration page.  

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please take note that the Annual General Meeting of the BC Museums Association (BCMA) will take place at the Whistler Hilton Resort, Whistler, in the Mt. Currie Ballroom at 7:30 am, on Friday, October 14, 2016.   Please note the Call for Nominations to Council deadline was September 14th.  Visit the AGM page to learn more. […]

Summer Issue of RoundUp now available!

Our latest edition of Roundup Magazine is now available for members! This issue focuses on connecting communities in BC‘s museums, galleries and heritage sites. Visit: http://museumsassn.bc.ca/members/round-up/current-roundup-issue/ A password to access the issue has been emailed to all members. If you haven’t received it, please contact the BCMA office at members@museumsassn.bc.ca

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project: Database Goes Live!

For the past year, the Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island research project has supported and worked with the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) to produce an integrated and publicly accessible database of artifacts held by museums on Vancouver Island and the mainland. Launched on July 7, 2016, the database is now part of UVIC’s Library […]