Call for Article Proposals – Roundup

Roundup Magazine is currently seeking article proposals for our next issue in the following categories:

  • Feature articles for the theme of “Reconciliation & Repatriation”
    • We are looking for approximately four 1500 word feature articles on the topic of Indigenous reconciliation and repatriation within British Columbia
    • Topics may include (but are not limited to) projects, collaborations, critical/advocacy pieces, collections practices, or education
    • Priority will be given to Indigenous contributors and contributors representing the geographical diversity of our province
  • Regular articles highlighting projects in areas of collection management, exhibit development, programming, technology, volunteer management, and events

For submission guidelines, visit BCMA Roundup‘s website.

Please submit a short 100-word summarizing proposal to by September 21.

Indigenous Cultural Competencies Training Bursary Program

The BC Museums Association is excited to announce the Indigenous Cultural Competencies Training Bursary Program.

This bursary program is a one-time opportunity offered by the BC Museums Association in partnership with the Province of British Columbia.

A limited number of bursaries (up to $2600) are available to cover transportation, registration and accommodation costs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals working or volunteering in the cultural heritage sector to participate in a full-day Indigenous Cultural Competencies training session.

Individuals working or volunteering in organizations with a culture or heritage mandate and responsibility for a museum, cultural heritage assets or historic place are eligible to apply to the bursary.

The bursaries are intended to support participants who would not otherwise be able to participate in this important workshop due to lack of funds.

For more information, including the link to the online application form, please visit our website.

Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop

Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop

Led by: Andrew Todd Conservators Ltd.

Co-presented by:

Richmond’s Museum & Heritage Services Department

BC Museums Association


Date: September 7th

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond, BC

Parking: Across from the site on Dyke Road (free)


Ever wonder how to care for your industrial artefacts but don’t know where to begin? Join us for a day of learning about the care and maintenance of industrial artefacts. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move forward with developing a preventative conservation and treatment plan for your collection.

This workshop will provide you with:

  • Overview of the care and conservation of industrial artifacts
  • Basic understanding between restoration, conservation, preservation and maintenance
  • How to develop a maintenance plan for a specific artefact or your entire collection
  • An understanding of conservation terms and resources
  • Information about impact of the environment on industrial artefacts
  • Information about wood, metal as well as mixed materials care
  • Documentation and condition reporting tips
  • Proper techniques and hands-on training from a professional conservator

This training is suitable for both museum professionals and volunteers responsible for industrial collections.


Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as half the day will be outside working on agricultural industrial artefacts.


Ticket prices:

  • $75 for non-BCMA members
  • $50 for BCMA members

Price includes lunch; please indicate any dietary restrictions


Register today to reserve your spot!


Any questions, please contact  Anissa J. Paulsen, BCMA Program Officer at:

(250) 356-5700

BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan

The BC Arts Council has launched its new strategic plan: New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council 2018-2022. The plan focuses on decolonization, accessibility and equity. Click here to view the BC Arts Council’s new plan.

On July 4, the BC Arts Council launched a new plan which sets out the council’s new commitments to enhance arts and cultural development throughout the province.

“The strategy offers renewed vision, values and strategic direction for the BC Arts Council,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “This plan will strengthen opportunities for British Columbians all across the province, to participate and thrive in the creative economy today, and in the future.”

To learn more about the plan, please visit the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture blog.