New Opportunity: BCMA Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator

Do you believe in the transformational power of museums? Do you want to help museums across British Columbia decolonize and build stronger partnerships with Indigenous communities? We are looking for an emerging professional with a passion for museums and Indigenous culture to join our team as an Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator. This flexible temporary […]

Stories of Economic Impact & Resilience in the Cultural Sector

Stories of Economic Impact & Resilience in the Cultural Sector: Insights from Five Culture and Heritage Organizations in British Columbia British Columbia’s cultural and heritage organizations create a significant impact in their communities in diverse and transformative ways. Museums, science centres, archives, historic sites, and geoparks not only educate and entertain, they also connect and […]

OWL You Need to Know Interview with Lorenda Calvert

Welcome to “OWL You Need to Know” a new micro-podcast series from the BC Museums Association. In this podcast, BCMA members are given 90 seconds to answer 20 questions about themselves. If you’d like to give a 90-second interview, contact the BCMA. In our first episode of this new series, we interview Lorenda Calvert, the […]

Join the BCMA as a Summer Student!

  We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as Conference Assistant for the summer. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who brings team work, organizational and digital literacy skills, and a passion for the culture sector. The position requires judgment, responsibility and a willingness to learn. Reporting to the Operations Manager, […]

BCMA welcomes Lorenda Calvert to the team

BCMA welcomes new Program Coordinator We are excited to welcome Lorenda Calvert to the team as our new Program Coordinator. From her previous role as the Education & Public Program Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum she brings a passion for creating engaging education opportunities and fostering connections between students, community groups, informal educators and the […]

BCMA Welcomes Chief Janice George to the Team

Welcome Chief Janice George, our new Indigenous Engagement, Partnership, and Collaboration Facilitator! We are thrilled to have Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George join the BCMA team. She is a curator, designer, teacher, artist, and a hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation and will be working with the BCMA and its members to continue building and […]

Have your say! Canadian Collections Care Survey

The Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) invite you to contribute to a nation-wide survey on heritage collection health in Canada. The objective of this survey is to collect data that can be used for advocacy campaigns, fundraising, programming or planning by a variety […]

BCMA meeting with Community Gaming Grants staff

The BCMA had a productive meeting with Community Gaming Grants program staff earlier this month. BCMA shared information about our sector, and Gaming Grants staff had suggestions about how museums can be more successful when applying for grants. We are working with Gaming Grants staff to organize a webinar for BCMA members, but in the […]

BC Museums respond to McDonald’s Canada ad campaign

McDonald’s Canada launched a radio advertising campaign on January 9, 2018 that appeared to negatively reference museums and the value they provide.  The 15-second ad, for McDonald’s Canada’s $5 McPick Meal Deal, compared the value of spending $5 at McDonald’s to spending $5 on a museum tour. “You could get a museum tour for $5,” the […]

Newly Elected BCMA Council for 2017-18

A new BCMA Council was elected at the AGM on Thursday. Congratulations to the newly-elected and re-elected councillors! A big thank you to outgoing councillors Peter Ord, Rebecca Clarke, Hanna Cho, and Danielle Lemon! The 2017-18 Council are: Tania Muir, President Jodi Simkin, Vice-President David Alexander, Past President Erika Stenson, Treasurer Nataley Nagy, Secretary Scott […]