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:
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 and Hanna Cho made the presentations in front of a crowd of more than 150 delegates and some special guests.
The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and individuals who have exemplified excellence in creativity, community engagement and innovation within the Province’s museums, galleries and history community.
A big congratulations to our BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement winners (in bold) and nominees!
The 2017 winners and nominees are:
The 2017 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement winners gather with The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia after the 60th Anniversary Gala. Congratulations to all!
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 Art Gallery, will use her bursary to partially offset the costs of tuition and texts for two courses, Museum Principles & Practices and Heritage Resource Management, offered through UVic’s Cultural Resource Management Program.
The Barrie Hardcastle Bursary, established by BCMA and Island Savings Credit Union, supports financial administration and management training for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.
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.
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 welcoming environments.
“The Space in Front of the Door” – BC Museums Association Conference 2016 Keynote Address
“Sample Civility Worksheets” – these worksheets accompanied the keynote address (additional printed copies are available at the BCMA office if you would like to pick one up).
Our thanks to Elaine for sharing these materials, and to the Royal BC Museum for sponsoring Elaine Heumann Gurian’s keynote address at the BCMA Conference.
Additional conference materials are available here.
We are pleased to offer single-day registration for Conference 2016 in Whistler!
|Member||$ 265||$ 215|
|Non-Member||$ 290||$ 240|
|Student||$ 205||$ 155|
Gala Dinner tickets will be available for Thursday delegates for an additional fee. For more information on Conference registration click here.