BC GLAM Sector Sign First-of-its-kind Partnership MOU

The BC Museums Association is proud and excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).  The announcement was made alongside the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  This new partnership is a first among Canadian provinces and was announced this morning at the City Centre Library in Surrey, BC.

The MOU between the three organizations formalizes cooperation amongst the province’s GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), outlining the organizations’ commitment to share expertise, embark on collaborative research projects, explore public outreach opportunities and identify joint funding ventures to strengthen the sector.

The BCMA is excited to bring this partnership to our members as it will increase professional development opportunities, resource sharing, and knowledge transfer.  We look forward to working with our two GLAM sector partner organizations, the BC Government, and all three organizations’ members to strengthen and build the GLAM sector in the future.

Read the full announcement, including quotes from Minister Fassbender, the BCMA, BCLA, and AABC and contact information for each organization, here.

Conference 2017: Call for Proposals Now Open

The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at Conference 2017 on the theme of “Climate for Change.” Sessions will explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous communities, social justice, and climate change within museum, art gallery and cultural centre practices. BCMA encourages proposals that explore best practices and/or innovations, making connections with colleagues, and workshops for museum professionals in areas such as exhibit design or development, budgeting, fundraising, volunteer management, marketing, and storage.

The deadline for proposals is April 28, 2017.

Learn more and submit your proposal here.

Spring 2017 Regional Workshops Unveiled

Our spring regional workshops will focus on emergency preparedness for fires, floods and earthquakes. Learn from the experts and begin, or refine, an emergency plan for your museum, gallery, archive, cultural centre or heritage site. Workshops will take place in NanaimoPenticton, and Prince George.  For more information and to register, visit our Professional Development Events and Programs page