BCMA’s Brain offers a collection of learning resources suitable for museums of all shapes and sizes. The Caring for Collections section was created by the BC Museums Association in 2014.

Help keep our collective Brain active and growing by sharing your ideas for new resources and innovative practices: BCMAbrain@museumsassn.bc.ca





External Resources

Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers excellent resources that promote the conservation of Canada’s heritage collections. CCI’s staff are experts in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation.  Learn more on their website


Canadian Association of Professional Conservators

The CAPO fosters and certifies high standards of competence, integrity and ethics in conservators through an accreditation process, to facilitate public access to professional conservators, and to promote professional standards in heritage preservation. Learn more on their website


Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers

ISA’s mission is to advance the professionalism and effectiveness of personal property appraisers in Canada. Learn more on their website


Thank You

These resources are from organizations around the world. However, three deserve special mention for allowing us to use their content:

  • Te Papa Tongarewa [The National Museum of New Zealand]
  • SHARE Museums East, UK
  • The Canadian Conservation Institute



This project was funded in part by the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
« Ce projet est financé en partie par le Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patroimoine canadien. »

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