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), $15 for not-yet-members

Interested in presenting your own webinar topic?  Click here.

*Special Webinar Archive Access*

To support our community with the ongoing COVID-19 closures the BCMA has made all of our previous webinars publicly available for viewing on our YouTube channel. Explore sessions on communication, fundraising, digitalization, advocacy, climate change and more. View the Youtube webinar archive.


2020 Webinar Schedule


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Fundraising in a Post-Pandemic World

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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Charities and nonprofits will never be in a position where they need less money. Governments are reducing their grant funding and donors are becoming more selective. The COVID-19 pandemic has only strained this further. It is within this disrupted climate that nonprofits find themselves, and are now starting to ask – “What will fundraising be like in a post-pandemic world?”

Join Richard Walker, a Senior Partner with Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) and one of the founding consultants behind what is now recognized as Canada’s largest and best fundraising consultancy, for this engaging and insightful look at fundraising in a post-pandemic world. In this webinar, Richard will delve into the shift away from grant and event focused fundraising, to a more strategic and donor-centric option that is represented by a major donor program. Discover different social enterprise avenues and explore successful revenue-generating opportunities. Richard will introduce you to a PLAID™ driven major donor campaign used to engage high net-worth individuals; to a strategically focused corporate sponsorship program; a “MicroCampaign” that targets raising $100,000 in ten weeks; how to use a “Table for Ei8ht™” to increase community engagement; or a new revenue source centered on social enterprise.

If fundraising is new to you, or if you are an established fundraiser, this webinar will add new tools to your toolbox.

Registration is FREE!

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Heritage Conservation: The Basics and Tips

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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Join Raene Poisson as she presents “Heritage Conservation: The Basics and Tips”, where you can get the lowdown on what factors may be impacting your heritage or art collection. Hear directly from an object conservator a summary of the Agents of Deterioration, examples from her work experiences, and some tips and resources to help guide you through the preservation of your collection. This webinar is meant for anyone on staff who recognizes the need for heritage conservation in their facility but doesn’t know where to begin.

Funded in part through the BCMA microgrant.

Registration is FREE!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Resume & Interviewing Tips for Tourism & Hospitality Jobs

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST

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There is no doubt that the workplace you enter today may look very different than it did before the COVID-19 pandemic. While many tourism and hospitality employers in BC continue to hire, many have been impacted by the pandemic and as a result, have adjusted their way of doing business and in some cases how they are hiring.

Many employers have created new and different positions or adjusted job responsibilities, others have moved meetings to a digital platform and video job interviews are the new normal. As a candidate, are you ready to enter this new recruitment landscape?

Are you interested in working in the BC tourism and hospitality industry? Do you know how to sell your skills and make your resume stand out from the crowd? Are you comfortable using a microphone, video chat and other online meeting tools?

Now is the time to brush up on your skills so you are confident when talking to employers about your next job opportunity. Join Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist with go2HR who will share practical tips and resources to help get you started.

Registration is FREE!

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2021 webinars coming soon

Brought to you thanks to our 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!

A Note on BCMA Webinars

Our webinars are running on the Zoom webinar platform, which may be blocked by some firewall settings. Please contact your IT department if you are not sure if you can access the webinar.

We are aware of security concerns about Zoom meetings and the so called “Zoom Bombing” that has been in the media this year. Precautions to avoid these situations have been taken and procedures such as enabling the waiting room feature, muting all participants upon entry and disabling screen sharing have been implemented. The safety and privacy of our virtual programs are a priority for us and we are closely monitoring the situation and installing security updates that are regularly released by Zoom.