BC Museums Week 2020: Heroes

When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, citizens across BC wanted to find ways to show their appreciation for the heroes of this pandemic. Communities started nightly 7:00 pm celebrations as a means of showing their appreciation for everyday heroes who are serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Households around […]

BCMA’s Digital Resources

BC Museums Association’s current learning opportunities Recently, the BCMA has partnered with Arts BC and launched Culture Online, a digital directory of online programs and resources that museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations are sharing with British Columbians during the COVID-19 shutdowns. For members (and prospective members) that would like to start offering virtual programming, […]

Exploring Digital Outreach: An Introduction to Livestream Site Tours

Digital Educator, Jenny Arnold shares her tips, tools, and technology for livestreaming your site with the BCMA. Here are her easy, affordable ideas for creating successful live streams.   Questions to Ask…   Why do you want to bring livestreams to your site? Maybe your goal is to make your site more accessible to people […]

Making Space for Makerspaces – Webinar Recording and Resource List

If you were unable to join us for our March 18 webinar, you can now access Making Space for Makerspaces – How Cultural Institutions Are Embracing the Maker Movement online on the BCMA BRAIN. Thank you again to our amazing panelists: Dr. Katherine Cook, Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal Alan Thomson, Digital Literacy Facilitator, London […]

We’ve got a new podcast episode!

Episode 6 – Dr. Yosef Wosk, OBC, on Universal Technologies and Innovations In this episode, the BCMA revisits one of the highlights of our year; Erica Mattson, our executive director, introduces a keynote speaker from our 2018 conference, Dr. Yosef Wosk. Dr. Wosk was the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies and still serves […]

BCMA is on Wakelet!

Looking for a concise way of getting your BC museum news? BCMA has started their own profile on Wakelet! Wakelet is an easy way of curating news, web articles, and resources around a single subject. We’ve recently started our own profile to collect info, resources, news, and trends around BC museums.  So if you’re interested […]

Join Us for Our Upcoming Webinars!

Special Presentation Webinar –  November 9, 2018  Understanding Collaborations for Not-for-Profit Organizations Heritage BC presents with Vantage Point and in partnership with BC Museums Association From knowledge, skills and training exchange to increased capacities and from organizational sustainability to attractiveness to funders, collaborations offer great promise. But, they come with many challenges. This webinar explores the complex […]

BCMA Conference 2018 – Registration Open Now!

BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery and history professionals, BCMA Conference 2018 takes place in Kelowna! Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best practices and innovations and explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous […]

Call for Expressions of Interest – Small Museums Toolbox

The BC Museums Association is developing a “ toolbox” of resources designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and volunteers in small museums across British Columbia.  Our goal is to create new resources that are user-friendly, visually-appealing, practical in nature, easy-to-implement and geared toward generalists working in small museums. We are looking for knowledgeable […]

BCMA Conference 2018 Sponsorships Available Now

Are you interested in increasing your visibility and deepening relationships with the BC museum and cultural heritage community?  Then check out the BCMA’s sponsorship opportunities, including for Conference 2018 in Kelowna this October! A variety of sponsorship options are available at the annual BCMA conference, including workshop, gala dinner, reception, keynote, and coffee break sponsorships.  You […]