New funding program: B.C. marks Canada 150 with cultural legacies

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Province is launching a funding program to celebrate B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada. The Government of British Columbia will invest $8 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the province. British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada will create […]

New Societies Act now in effect

The new Societies Act is here and the Law for Nonprofits has released a webinar on how to transition. For more information please visit: lawfornonprofits.ca/webinars

BC Museums Association Welcomes New Councilors and Executive Director

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) elected new Executive and Council members and introduced a new Executive Director during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in Whistler on October 14, 2016. See all details in the official press release: Press Release: BCMA New Council & ED 2016    

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

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 […]

Barrie Hardcastle Bursary Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Barrie Hardcastle Bursary, formally announced at the BCMA’s Annual General Meeting, October 14, 2016 in Whistler. Lorraine Bell of the Qualicum Beach Museum will use her bursary for participation in Raising Money for your Cultural Organization with UVic’s Cultural Resource Management Program. Eleonora Sermoneta, a volunteer with the Burnaby […]

Conference 2016 Survey

If you attended the BCMA’s 2016 annual conference in Whistler, please take a few minutes to share your feedback and help us plan for next year by completing this survey.

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 […]