BC Museums Association is pleased to present a monthly educational webinar series!

Join your museum colleagues from around the province for a lunch-hour webinar. These engaging learning opportunities cover a different topic each month, from education to conservation, marketing to exhibit fabrication, and everything in between. Museum experts from within our membership – and other special guests – present the webinars, which are recorded, archived and accessible through BCMA’s member portal.

Cost:  FREE for members (two ticket maximum per institutional member), $10 for not-yet-members

Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar.

Interested in presenting your own webinar topic?  Click here.

Interested in sponsoring a BCMA Webinar?  Click here.

 

2019 Upcoming Webinar Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Filming in Your Community: Creating opportunities for your institution

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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British Columbia is fast emerging as a popular location for the international film industry.  This month’s webinar will discuss the reality of on-site filming and the practical ways institutions both large and small can work collaboratively and effectively with film companies. You may not meet a Hollywood star…..but filming at your museum, gallery, library or cultural centre can generate revenue and positive publicity for your organization when done right.

Join representatives from Creative BC as they provide an overview of the motion picture industry in BC, a discussion of opportunities for our sector and the general Code of Conduct for filming at your site.  Other organizations both large and small who have experience with film companies at their site will also be on hand to share their experiences and advice to give you a sense of what to expect when filming.

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019: RE-ORG: Creating order out of chaos in your collection storage area

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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Is your collections storage space cluttered and disorganized? Are you looking for tips and advice on how best to re-organize your artifacts and free up more storage space? Join Netanja Waddell and Lorraine Bell (Qualicum Beach Museum) as they walk you through the steps they took to “RE-ORG” their collections storage space. They will share with you the tips, tools and strategies that are offered by the Canadian Conservation Institute online RE-ORG tools.

Be inspired by the changes that they have made and commit to embarking on your own project!

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019: Indigenous Cultural Heritage: An open discussion with Karen Aird and Angie Bain

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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Join BCMA for an open discussion with Karen Aird, Heritage Manager, First Peoples’ Cultural Council, and Angie Bain, Researcher, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Webinar participants are invited to send in their questions about this topic in advance so that Karen and Angie may address them during the webinar hour. This webinar will be moderated by Lou-Ann Neel, Repatriation Specialist at the Royal BC Museum. The webinar is offered in partnership with Heritage BC.

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Save the Date for another BCMA webinar

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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Topic TBC

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019: Deaccessioning and Disposition of Collections: Ethical and Legal Issues

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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The deaccessioning of museum collections has become a vital topic in recent years as collecting institutions face increasingly restricted storage space and resources. As museums refine their collections to ensure relevance to mandates and communities, there is a need for increased attention to practices in deaccessioning and disposition to ensure the overall sustainability and health of both the museum collections and the public trust. A consortium of museums and related entities across Alberta initiated this research earlier this year and many B.C. museums contributed knowledge and experience to the process. Join Sandra Morton Weizman, Museum Consultant, and Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director / CEO, Alberta Museums Association, to hear the results from the process and ways we can come together to understand best practices for deaccessioning in our institutions.

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Climate Change – Implications for your museum practice

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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Join BCMA and the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice as we share examples of how fellow museum workers from BC museums are addressing climate change in their museums. Peter Ord (Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice member) will moderate the discussion. Learn about how museums large and small are helping to build public awareness, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change, and the challenges and successes they have experienced. Come away from the webinar inspired with practical ideas for addressing this critical issue in your institution.

FREE for BCMA members; $10 for non-members.

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2019 Webinar Sponsor

 

Webinar Archives

All past webinars are archived and accessible to BCMA members on our new member portal.

Consider becoming a member to gain access to these valuable resources. Past webinar topics include:

  • Write Your Own Fundraising Plan
  • Planning Successful Exhibitions
  • Strategic Plans: Their Importance and Limitations
  • Overcoming Challenges of Recruitment and Retention in Youth Programming
  • Activate your Exhibition!
  • B.C. Libraries and Reconciliation: Planting Seeds of Change
  • Bringing Your Photographs Online: Perspectives from the Haida Gwaii Museum
  • We Speak Translate:  A Google Translate Workshop
  • And much, much more!