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.

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2019 Upcoming Webinar Schedule

 

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. This is your chance to ask those questions you’ve always had about Indigenous Cultural Heritage, collaboration, reconciliation and what it means for our sector. This webinar will be moderated by Lou-Ann Neel, Repatriation Specialist at the Royal BC Museum.

If you have a question you would like to pose to Karen or Angie, please send us your question in advance so we can be sure to address them during the webinar.  You may submit questions to:grants@museumsassn.bc.ca

The webinar is offered in partnership with Heritage BC.

FREE for BCMA and Heritage BC members; $10 for non-members.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Embrace opportunities to increase digital access & relevance 

12:00noon – 1:00pm PDT

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Today’s museum professionals face three common challenges: Maximizing resources through streamlining workflow (and measuring the results of those efficiencies), delivering online and digital access to virtual visitors, and staying relevant by leveraging community curation/co-curation. These challenges might seem insurmountable—but join us for this webinar and see how to turn these challenges into exciting opportunities. Two representatives from Lucidea, Candyce McDonald and Benitta Maclachlan, will highlight tips, advice and new tools that will work for – not against – your museum. The presentation is suitable for staff and volunteers working at museums of all shapes and sizes.

FREE for BCMA members; Become a member today!

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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!