BC municipal elections: Get ready to vote!

On October 20, BC residents will once again take to the polls to decide on our municipal government and our province’s future. While voters will have their own priorities and candidates in mind, we encourage our members to be aware of the arts-related issues important to them. Supporting the arts and museum sector may not […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Special Resolution

The Annual General Meeting of the BC Museums Association will be held at the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort, in the 1/3 North Room at Terrace Ballroom at 12:30p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 for the following purposes: 1. To consider the President’s Report, Executive Director’s Report, and the Financial Statements 2. To elect members […]

BCMA Launches New Job Board

The BCMA is excited to launch a new job board for the BC museum community! To view open postings or submit your available positions, log in to your BCMA Member Portal account and click the Job Bank menu, or visit the job board on our website. Posting to the BCMA Job Board is free for BCMA Members and $10 per […]

BCMA Conference 2018 – Registration Open Now!

BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery and history professionals, BCMA Conference 2018 takes place in Kelowna! Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best practices and innovations and explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous […]

Call for Expressions of Interest – Small Museums Toolbox

The BC Museums Association is developing a “ toolbox” of resources designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and volunteers in small museums across British Columbia.  Our goal is to create new resources that are user-friendly, visually-appealing, practical in nature, easy-to-implement and geared toward generalists working in small museums. We are looking for knowledgeable […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]