Register for Conference 2016: Last Day for Early Bird Rates!

Early bird rates are still available until June 29, 2016. Regular registration rates will be in effect June 30-September 14, 2016.

Join us in Whistler this fall for Conference 2016 Begin. Build. Re-invent: all in a day’s work!

This year’s conference will see delegates enjoying the cultural side of Whistler, including the Whistler Museum & Archives, the new Audain Art Museum, and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The BC Museums Association is working with Tourism Whistler and partners to put together a fantastic program- bigger and even better than last year’s sold out event!

Watch our website for more details and REGISTER TODAY for best rates!


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 permanent collections.

Visit the website or click here for brochure.

Trade Show Exhibitor Registration Open!

Trade Show exhibitor registration is now open for Conference 2016 in Whistler! Visit the Trade Show 2016 page for more information and to register–early bird rates are available until August 19, 2016. Spaces reserved and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Limited spaces available and may be assigned based on technical needs. Join us for Conference 2016 in wonderful Whistler and connect with your museum, gallery, archive, and heritage communities!

Gurian Keynote at Conference 2016

BC Museums Association is excited to announce that international museum consultant and advisor, Elaine Heumann Gurian, will be the closing keynote at this year’s conference in Whistler October 12-14.

Ms. Gurian is a consultant/advisor to museums, writer, and lecturer to many museum studies programs worldwide. She is one of 100 Centennial Honor Roll members of the American Association of Museums, and received a Distinguished Service to Museums Award, the most prestigious recognition in the American museum profession.

Ms. Gurian has served as the Deputy Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as Deputy Director for Public Program Planning for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums at the Smithsonian, providing oversight for all 14 Smithsonian museums with a combined annual Federal appropriation of approximately $120 million. She is the author of Civilizing the Museum, and Institutional Trauma: Major Change in Museums and Its Effect on Staff.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Elaine Heumann Gurian LIVE in Whistler! Register before June 29 for best rates.

Ms. Gurian’s presentation is generously sponsored by the Royal BC Museum.