Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients of the BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) handed out its Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Thursday, October 8, during its 49th annual Awards Showcase. This year’s virtual conference attracted a record number of museum professionals and industry representatives from across the province who came to explore innovative exhibitions, community collaboration, and exemplary service to the sector. The […]

Two Rivers Gallery

Redress: Sacred Obligation – Indigenous Voices on Reconciliation Two Rivers Gallery Redress: Sacred Obligation – Indigenous Voices on Reconciliation was an exhibition developed at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC, that drew attention to experiences with Residential Schools and their legacy embodied in the work of 22 Indigenous artists.   The exhibition was comprised […]

West Vancouver Art Museum

Exhibition, Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited West Vancouver Art Museum The West Vancouver Art Museum has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Exhibitions for their exhibit: Exhibition, Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited! This project uniquely celebrates designers and homeowners’ efforts to preserve modernist homes […]

Museum of Surrey

Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story exhibit Museum of Surrey The Museum of Surrey has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Exhibitions Award for their exhibit “Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story exhibit,” which used an innovative and ground-breaking methodology to provide agency and voice to a historically marginalized community. […]

The Exploration Place

Critter Convos & Collection Vault Convos The Exploration Place The Exploration Place has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Community Engagement Award for their project “Critter Convos & Collection Vault Convos” a live video project which has allowed them to maintain engagement and connect with their audience in a new […]

Museum of Vancouver

Acts of Resistance Museum of Vancouver The Museum of Vancouver has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Exhibitions Award for their Exhibit “Acts of Resistance,” which dramatically showcases the link between art, land stewardship and Indigenous activism on the Northwest Coast. MOV Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement, Dr. Sharon […]

Surrey Art Gallery

Indigenous Contemporary Art Education & Engagement Surrey Art Gallery The Surrey Art Gallery has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for their commitment to Indigenous Contemporary Art Education & Engagement. Surrey is an increasingly important urban centre with a diverse, multi-ethnic population of 500,000, with the […]

Museum of Surrey

Museum of Surrey’s 3 Year Punjabi Community Engagement The Museum of Surrey has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Community Engagement Award for their Three Year Punjabi Community Engagement project. At their first Punjabi Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting, one member passionately underscored the importance of the work ahead. He emphasized […]

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives

Isolate and Create Platform Greater Vernon Museum & Archives The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives “Isolate and Create Platform” has been nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Award for Excellence in Community Engagement! When COVID19 hit, many businesses, cultural, and historical organizations had to close their doors to the public. During conversations with […]

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Treasured Belongings: The Hahn Family & the Search for a Stolen Legacy Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is nominated for a 2020 BCMA Outstanding Achievement Award, Excellence in Exhibitions Award for their exhibition “Treasured Belongings: The Hahn Family & the Search for a Stolen Legacy,” an original and artefact-rich exhibition about personal […]