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 Conference 2018: Call for Papers Extended!

The BC Museums Association Conference 2018 call for papers is now open! UPDATE: the 2018 call for papers has been extended to midnight, MAY 21! The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at our 2018 conference on the theme of Innovation and Technology: Keeping Pace with Acceleration.  Sessions will explore a range […]

BC Museums Win Big at the annual CMA Awards

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) conference wrapped up last week in Vancouver.  A long-standing tradition at the CMA conference is the annual CMA Awards Ceremony, this year held on the Thursday night at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. BCMA members, including museums and museum professionals alike, were well represented in the the 22 recipient class, […]

Nominate someone for a BCMA Award today!

The BCMA encourages members and people from the community to nominate someone for a BCMA Award for Outstanding Achievement today! The BCMA recognizes a number of individuals and organizations each year for their service and excellence within the sector.  There are six awards available for nomination: the Distinguished Service Award, the Museum Stewardship & Service Award, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roundup Magazine Call for Submissions: Advocacy Issue

Roundup, the BCMA’s magazine, is currently seeking article proposals for our Spring 2017 issue in the following categories: Feature articles for the theme of “Advocacy”. This issue’s theme will share helpful tips and stories of funding strategies and opportunities for BC institutions. Regular articles highlighting projects in areas of collection management, exhibit development, programming, technology, volunteer management, […]