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

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2020 Webinar Schedule


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Resolving to have a productive new year

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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Working in a small organization is tough! There are so many things to get done and never enough resources. If you’re struggling to make time in the day to have lunch, take a quick break, get your important work done, or even just check your emails, this webinar is for you.

Join Cindy Wagman, President and Founder of The Good Partnership, as she unveils practical hacks to take control of your time and use science to help you work smarter, not harder. Join us in this webinar and get your 2020 off to a great start!

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

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The State of Heritage and its Future

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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In anticipation – and celebration – of Heritage Week (February 17-23), BCMA invites Paul Gravett, Executive Director of Heritage BC, to lead this month’s webinar on the state of heritage and its future in BC.  Paul will report on his work in 2019 with the State of Heritage Provincial Roundtables which encompassed 26 meetings and involved nearly 500 participants who shared their ideas, aspirations and challenges. Exploring eight themes, the roundtable participants delved into the definition of heritage and its evolving practice, the identity and future opportunities, the opportunities of collaboration, and the stewardship of the environment. The roundtables were always thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes even surprising. In this webinar, Paul will discuss the results from the roundtables and together, we can explore actions that are needed to overcome the obstacles and to achieve aspirations to keep BC’s heritage sector thriving into the future.

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

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Measuring what matters:  Tracking data and measuring impact at your cultural heritage institution

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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Tracking statistics at your institution is an important way to measure the impact your programs have in your community. Yet collecting and analyzing that data can be time-consuming.

Ken Amaral, Policy and Research Analyst from the Department of Canadian Heritage, will discuss the importance of data collection by museums in our province and how such data can be used to tell the story of our sector. Ken will discuss his work with The Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2019, how their survey seeks to collect and interpret data and what data is important for BC museums, galleries and cultural centres to capture – no matter what the size of your institution.  Ken will also discuss best practices for collecting “industry characteristics” data, such as number of visits, volunteer hours, employees, research requests, etc. Webinar participants will come away with ideas on how to streamline data collection processes at their institution as well as how to use this data to make a case to your local government about your impact.

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

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More 2020 webinars coming soon

Brought to you thanks to our 2020 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
  • Climate Change – Implications for your museum practice
  • And much, much more!