BCMA Repatriation Grants

The B.C. government is providing $500,000 to the BC Museums Association to provide a range of grants to support communities at different stages of the repatriation process. First Nation communities and organizations will be eligible for grants to support repatriation planning, building capacity to take on repatriation projects, and encouraging collaboration with cultural organizations. Countless sacred items […]

Reopening Guidelines for BC Museums, Galleries & Cultural Organizations

Updated June 25, 2020 The BC Museums Association (BCMA) has compiled a guide, which has then been reviewed by the Government of British Columbia, to assist museums, galleries, culture centres, and heritage organizations in preparing their sites to be reopened to staff, volunteers, and the public. This is a living document that will be updated […]

COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

Updated June 10, 2020 Museums, galleries, and cultural organizations across the province are currently dealing with a host of challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. In partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BCMA is working to help quantify the impact that COVID-19 is having on the […]

How Museums Across Canada and Around the World Are Reopening During COVID-19

Explore how museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations across Canada and around the world are reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic Updated July 7, 2020 The Government of BC has announced that museums will be able to reopen in mid-May as part of the Province’s Restart Plan. Worksafe BC has published new guidelines for our sector […]

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, […]

CultureOnline.ca – a directory of online museums, arts, and cultural programs

Are you working on online content during the COVID-19 shutdown? Share it with CultureOnline.ca! The BC Museums Association and Arts BC have launched CultureOnline.ca; a directory of online programs and resources that museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations are sharing with British Columbians during the COVID-19 shutdowns. We’ve launched this platform to help show our […]

COVID-19 Impact Survey

Help the culture sector, assess the impact of COVID-19 – complete this brief survey In partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BCMA is working to help quantify the impact that COVID-19 is having on the province’s arts, culture, and heritage sector. Help us by completing this […]

BC Museums Week 2020: #MuseumsTogetherBC

Join the BCMA to celebrate #MuseumWeek from May 11 – 17, 2020, and International Museum Day on May 18, 2020 This annual event brings together museums, arts and culture professionals from around the world on social media to connect, inspire each other and highlight the amazing work that is done in the sector every day […]

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 […]

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 […]